Page County, Virginia Land Tax Registers 1858-1859


The publication is printed from one of two known copies of the Land Tax records for Page County, Virginia for the years 1858 and 1859 (The other is the auditor's copy in the State Archives). As of the summer of 1994, the Page County courthouse did not have their copy for those two years. In fact, very few Land Tax books exist prior to 1865, mostly due to water damage. As reported in the December 22, 1892 edition of the Page News and Courier, most county records were hidden in a cave (on William R. Almond's farm near Hope Mills) during the Civil War. When the boxes were taken out of the cave, it was discovered that they were floating in water. The existing copy is more than likely the Sheriff's copy. A valuable tool for researching valley families.

Chester E. Ramey, III