Source:Summers, Lewis Preston. History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County, 1777-1870

Source History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County, 1777-1870
Author Summers, Lewis Preston
Place Virginia, United States
Washington, Virginia, United States
Subject History
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher J.L. Hill Print. Co
Date issued 1903
Place issued Richmond, Va
Summers, Lewis Preston. History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County, 1777-1870. (Richmond, Va: J.L. Hill Print. Co, 1903).
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Bibliographic Citation

Summers, Lewis Preston, 1903. History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County 1777-1870. Richmond, Va: J.L. Hill Print. Co.

Electronic Source

This work can be found in several versions on different electronic libraries. Some versions are for the original 1903 edition, others for later reprints that include some additional materials (ie, a revised index.) Later revised editions contain may contain copyrighted material, and so are not available in "text capturable" mode, but may be viewed nonetheless.

Library of VirginiaOutstanding transcription. Search function is clumsy, but data capture is easier in this version than any of the others.
Google Books Original edition, Richmond: J.L. Hill, 1903
Internet Archive Images and scanned pages. Scanned pages are largely uncorrected for scanning errors.
Google Books Reprint by Overmountain Press, with new index (copyrighted), 1985
Ancestry Reprint Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.
Ancestry Original edition, Richmond: J.L. Hill, 1903

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Source:Summers, 1903


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From Ancestry referring to a later edition:
This is the definitive history of Southwest Virginia, the area originally comprising Botetourt, Fincastle, and Washington counties and now embracing nineteen present-day counties of Virginia and seventeen of West Virginia, as well. parts of other counties in these states. It contains an impressive amount of historical and genealogical data, which traces the Southwest Virginia counties from their formation down to the end of the 19th century. The author's coverage of new settlements, the opening of roads, conflicts with the Indians, and various colonial wars in Southwest Virginia is particularly strong. Numerous lists of genealogical importance (e.g., colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War militia, surveyors' lists, civil servants, and elected officials) are scattered throughout the text and especially the appendices, where researchers will discover several thousand ancestors linked to Washington County during the 100 years commencing with the American Revolution. In addition, a separate section is devoted to biographical sketches of more than 100 prominent citizens and includes inset portrait illustrations. A table of contents has been added to this reprint, and the index has been re-arranged to conform to genealogical standards.

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  • 162046