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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia|Virginia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Rappahannock_County,_Virginia|Rappahannock County]]''  
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1833'''--Rappahannock County was created 8 February 1833 from [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1833'''--Rappahannock County was created 8 February 1833 from [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Washington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*Lost census: 1890
 
*Lost census: 1890
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
 
'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
Several genealogies have been published about Rappahannock County families. To view a list, visit [[Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy]].
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Several genealogies have been published about Rappahannock County families. To view a list, visit [[Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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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.]
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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.]
  
 
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*'''[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|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).
 
*'''[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|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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&nbsp; Will&nbsp;Book A, 1833-1842 (digital images) [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
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&nbsp; Will Book B, 1842-1849 (digital images) [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
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&nbsp; Will Book&nbsp;C, 1849-1855 (digital images) [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
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&nbsp; Will Book&nbsp;D, 1855-1866 (digital images) [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
  
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]

Revision as of 15:23, 16 February 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Rappahannock County

Location of Rappahannock County, Virginia
Rappahannock County Boundary Map

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

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.]

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 

  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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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).