Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, Volume 8: 1851-1870 (Upper District Only)


The author has transcribed (with occasional annotations) the personal property tax lists for this southwestern county. A complete series is planned, and the current volume covers what is perhaps the most difficult lists to read. Property taxes offer a glimpse into the social status of a county resident, as well as offering possibilities of father-son relationships as young men reach the age of military service (16) and their majority (21) and the tax reporting changes from father to son. This is the first volume of a major reference collection for Washington County, Virginia.

This is a collection of transcriptions (some accomplished with great rapidity!) from the UPPER DISTRICT (only) of Washington County Virginia over several years. There are several lists, especially those around the time of the Civil War which I suspect are somewhat deficient in terms of names of those who should have been taxed.

Jack Hockett

2007, paper, 152 pp.