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Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy

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==== Parent County ====
'''1748'''--Culpeper County was created 23 March 1748 from [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]] County. <br>'''County seat: '''Culpeper <ref name="HBG" />
==== Boundary Changes ====
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]Culpeper was the site of several battles during the American Civil War, and many courthouse papers were damaged or pillaged. Missing records include minute books for 1749-1762, 1765-1797, 1812-1813, and 1817.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>
Bound volumes of deeds and wills since the county's formation still exist.<ref name="lost" />
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
#'''Battle Run''' (1773).<ref name="baptist" /> Meeting minutes and membership lists (1827-1852) have been filmed:&nbsp;{{FHL|375423|item|disp=FHL Film 30928}}. #'''Bethel '''(1803)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Crooked Run''' (1772).<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 229-230, 386-387. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref> The DAR prepared a history: {{FHL|329973|item|disp=FHL Film 849494 Item 9}}<ref>Daughters of the American Revolution. Culpeper Minute Men Chapter (Culpepper, Virginia), ''History of Crooked Run Baptist Church, Culpeper County, Virginia: Names and Dates from Garnett Cemetery, the Corbin-Major Cemetery, Wrenn Inscription'', MSS., 1950. Copy: {{FHL|329973|item|disp=FHL Film 849494 Item 9}}. </ref>. A history was also published in ''Culpeper Connections'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Aug. 2005)
#'''Culpeper''' (1771). Also known as The north water of Rapidanne.<ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772), 91. Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,80 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref>
#'''F.T.''' (1778)<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Fiery Run''' (1771)<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Goose Creek''' (1799)<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Gourdvine '''(1791)<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Hedgeman's River''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Jeffersonton''' (1773). A history has been published: ''Culpeper Connections'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Aug. 2005).
#'''Mill Creek''' (1772)<ref name="baptist" /> #'''Mountponey aka Mount Poney''' (1774)<ref name="baptist" />. A history was published in 1973: ''Virginia Baptist Register''. #'''Thompson's Gap''' (1787)<ref name="baptist" />
{{VAbap}}Culpeper County fell mainly within the bounds of the Culpeper Association. Hedgeman's River belonged to the Ketocton Association.
===== Dunmore's War =====
*''Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Culpeper and Fincastle Payrolls and Public Service Claims, 1775: Also Known as Dunmore's War: Enlarged and Photocopied''. <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265390691156_386" ></span>Fort Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1151374|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
===== Revolutionary War =====
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