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Location of Rappahannock County, Virginia
Rappahannock County Boundary Map

Contents

County Courthouse

Rappahannock County, Virginia Courthouse

History

The county takes its name from the Rappahannock River. View of Fredericksburg, Virginia from across the Rappahannock River (1863).

The county is named after the Rappahannock River.

Parent County

1833--Rappahannock County was created 8 February 1833 from Culpeper County.
County seat: Washington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18409,257
18509,7825.7%
18608,850−9.5%
18708,261−6.7%
18809,29112.5%
18908,678−6.6%
19008,8431.9%
19108,044−9.0%
19208,0700.3%
19307,717−4.4%
19407,208−6.6%
19506,112−15.2%
19605,368−12.2%
19705,199−3.1%
19806,09317.2%
19906,6228.7%
20006,9835.5%

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Court

Genealogy 

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

Bibliography

  • [Amiss] Ray, Laura Collison. The Amiss Family of Amissville, Rappahannock and Culpeper County, Virginia. Washington, D.C.: L.C. Ray, 1952. FHL Collection 1303284
  • [Baggerly] Chase, Addie Bell Baggerly. Descendants of John Baggerly (ca. 1700-1770) of England -- to Montgomery County, Maryland, 1746 and His Son John Baggerly (1737- ) of Maryland and Culpepper (now Rappahannock) County, Virginia, Sometime After 1776. Typescript, 1955. FHL Collection 1035568 Item 6
  • [Brown] Burgess, Jane F. "William Brown (1758-1843) of Culpeper and Rappahannock Cos., Va., and His Children," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):202-221. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46
  • [Johnson] Yancey, Dennis J., Don Coulsby, et al. "Johnson Family of Culpepper and Rappahannock, Va.," Yancey Family Genealogical Records Collection of Material. MSS. 1995. FHL Collection 1598293 Item 8
  • [Nethers] Noyes, Mary Nethers and Thelma Yowell Coppedge. Line of Arnold Nethers & Ellen Hoffman, Sarah Nethers & Walker Jenkins, Lucy Ann Nethers & Silas Jackson Monroe, Rebecca Nethers & Pascal Jenkins Rappahannock, Culpeper, and Madison Counties, Virginia. 3 vols. Oshkosh, Wisconsin: M.N. Noyes & T.Y. Coppedge, 1980. FHL Collection 929.273 N382nc
  • [Yancey] Yancey, Dennis J., Don Coulsby, et al. "Johnson Family of Culpepper and Rappahannock, Va.," Yancey Family Genealogical Records Collection of Material. MSS. 1995. FHL Collection 1598293 Item 8

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at [1]Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Rappahannock County on page 133.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Rappahannock County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

Private Papers

  • [Gibson] Davis, Bruce G. "Gibson Family Bible, Rappahannock County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):163-164. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Probate

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Rappahannock County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):220-222. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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