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Rockingham Public Library collection

Label
Rockingham Public Library collection, 1767-1873
Title
Rockingham Public Library collection
Inclusive dates
1767-1873
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains mostly legal materials relevant to Rockingham County, and Harrisonburg, Va. from the earliest days of county formation, 1767-1873. Prominent local family names mentioned in Series 1 include: Chandler and Harrison. Mills mentioned in Series 2 include: Wise-Dinkle grist mill, Pirkey's Mill, Mathias Stover Mill, Chrisman's Mill, and Zirkel & Byrd Mill. Roads mentioned in the same series include: Briery Branch, Brocks Gap, Dry River, Harrisonburg to Richmond, McGaheysville to Luray, Harrisonburg to Waynesboro. Miscellaneous documents included in Series 3: African Americans; debts, estates & complaints; estray livestock; overseers of the poor; railroads (Manassas Gap, Valley Branch of B&O); Rockingham County seal receipt, Harrisonburg jail; taxes; and a document on John Carthrae, a known Tory (1787)
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Rockingham Public Library collection
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/rockpub.aspx
Arrangement
Series 1: Court cases (Folders 1-4); Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills (Folders 5-19); Series 3: Miscellaneous (Folders 20-30)
Control code
43704490
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
1 Hollinger box (30 folders)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
"Received on deposit immediately after a Feb. 3, 1994 contract with the Rockingham Library Association was signed. Existing organization and file headings were retained."

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Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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