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[http://www.rappahannockcountyva.gov/ Rappahannock County, Virginia]<br>238 Gay Street<br>P O Box 116<br>Washington, Virginia 22747<br>Phone: 540-675-3621<br>
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[http://www.rappahannockcountyva.gov/ Rappahannock County, Virginia]<br>238 Gay Street<br>P O Box 116<br>Washington, Virginia 22747<br>Phone: 540-675-3621<br>  
  
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1833, land records from 1838 <br>and some personal property records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rappahannock County, Virginia. Page 720 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1833, land records from 1838 <br>and some personal property records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rappahannock County, Virginia. Page 720 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== '''African American''' ====
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<br>Freedmen's [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]
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'''Cemeteries'''
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'''Cemeteries'''  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/rappahannock.html Tombstone Transcription Project Rappahannock County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/rappahannock.html Tombstone Transcription Project Rappahannock County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
  
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
  
 
*'''Culpeper Monthly Meeting''' (1777-1797)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
 
*'''Culpeper Monthly Meeting''' (1777-1797)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
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*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf][http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Rappahannock County on page 133.]
 
*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf][http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Rappahannock County on page 133.]
  
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===== 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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Rappahannock County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Rappahannock County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) and Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers).<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) and Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers).<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>  
:- [[7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)|7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Rappahannock Guard) and Company G (Sperryville Sharpshooters).<ref>David F. Riggs, ''7th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). {{FHL|342012|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3}}.</ref>
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:- [[7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)|7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Rappahannock Guard) and Company G (Sperryville Sharpshooters).<ref>David F. Riggs, ''7th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). {{FHL|342012|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3}}.</ref>  
:- [[12th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>Dennis E. Frye, ''12th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|361568|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42}}.</ref>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>Dennis E. Frye, ''12th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|361568|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42}}.</ref>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Rappahannock County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Rappahannock County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Rappahannock County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1833
County Seat Washington
Courthouse

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Rappahannock County

County Courthouse

Rappahannock County, Virginia Courthouse

Rappahannock County, Virginia
238 Gay Street
P O Box 116
Washington, Virginia 22747
Phone: 540-675-3621

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1833, land records from 1838
and some personal property records from 1834[1]

Beginning Dates for Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1833 1853 1840 1833 1833

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 [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721

Cemeteries

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Census

For tips on accessing Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia 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

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Culpeper Monthly Meeting (1777-1797)[3]

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Rappahannock County families. To view a list, visit Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy.

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.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy:


- 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) and Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers).[4]
- 7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate). Company B (Rappahannock Guard) and Company G (Sperryville Sharpshooters).[5]
- 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G.[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Newspapers

Private Papers


Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

  • [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 

  Will Book A, 1833-1842 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

  Will Book B, 1842-1849 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

  Will Book C, 1849-1855 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

  Will Book D, 1855-1866 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

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

Indexes to Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Gotoarrow.png See also Bible Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rappahannock County, Virginia. Page 720 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  4. Michael P. Musick, 6th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66.
  5. David F. Riggs, 7th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3.
  6. Dennis E. Frye, 12th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42.