Footprints from the Old Survey Books
of Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties
in Virginia

by Roger C. Dodson

Footprints from the Old Survey Books

Published by the Pittsylvania Historical Society, Chatham, Virginia, 1989. 1 black-and-white grid indicating stream and waterway locations. 137pp. 6 x 8.75 inches. Softcover. Mitchells Publications Catalog #PHS006.


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About the Book

The transformation of wilderness into settled communities, in the southern district of Lunenburg County, Virginia, around the middle of the 18th century, involved three actions:

  1. entry;
  2. survey; and
  3. a grant or patent.

This book deals with the second step and attempts to index all of the surveys, including transfers, contained in a Survey Book located in the Clerk's Office in the Halifax County Courthouse, and those contained in Survey Books 1, 2, and 3 located in the Clerk's Office in the Pittsylvania County Courthouse. (Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties were cut off from what had earlier been the western part of Lunenburg County, Virginia.)

Containing around 5,000 detailed entries, this book is an invaluable aid to any student or researcher of Halifax and Pittsylvania County history or genealogy.


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