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The History of Virginia Counties

he Virginia Writers Project includes essays on some historical aspect of our counties.  
We invite historians and authors with an interest to get involved. The Journal link above provides the electronic copy at no charge.
Volume 1, Spring 2023
  • A Letter to the Citizens of Virginia Beach

  • Fiercest of Fires: the Great Orange Fires of 1889, 1908, and 1909

  • Samuel Scollay Moore

  • Through the Shadow: A Boy’s Memories of the Civil War

  • The 1809 Slave Hanging in Montgomery County

  • The Marion Democrat 1893-1895

  • The Hampton Poorhouse

  • The Unwritten law & the 1907 Trial of W. G. Loving

  • The Lee Camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps

  • The McCue Murder

  • The Commonwealth of VA v. James A. and Philip J. Strother

  • Images of Wythe County

  • “Out of the Ashes We will Rise Again”: The Wytheville Fire of 1924

  • The Virginia Guide

Volume I Summer 2023

  • Illustration “The Underground Railroad”

  • CCC 357 Damascus, Washington County

  • The Temperance Cause in Southampton County

  • Aubrey E. Strode, Amherst Judge and State Senator

  • Alvin Harris vs Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Charles Tyler Botts–Printer & Adventurer

  • Camp A.A. Humphreys, then Ft. Belvoir, VA

  • “Uncle Ned”

  • Briscoe Bouldin’s Life on the Randolph Plantation

  • Splendid Demonstration of Patriotism: Boy Scout Potato Camps of WWI 

  • Who “Ruled” Carroll County in 1912: The Law or the Allen Family?

  • Glendon Boyd ~ Master Craftsman

Volume 1 Winter 2023

  • Treasures Beneath Philpott Lake

  • “Jack” Lynch Lee, Jr. ~ Lynchburg Attorney

  • The 1919 Cadet John Fox Hazing at V.P.I.

  • Cottolene

  • The Circus in Virginia

  • Circus Freaks Turn Faces Homeward

  • Mary Randolph & The Virginia House-Wife

  • The Patrick/Henry County CCC 1389 

  • Rev. Philip Slaughter & Randolph Fairfax

  • Gold Dust

  • Humpback Bridge in Allegheny County

  • Virginia’s First Eagle Scouts

  • The Goochland Trial of Asa Wayne Chamberlain

Volume 2 Spring (April) 2024

  • Silent Films in Richmond Theaters

  • Dixon's "The Clansman" & "Birth of a Nation"

  • The Chautauqua Movement in Virginia

  • The Nut Cracker

  • The Henry Clay Beattie Murder Trial & Beulah Binford

  • Moonshine Murders in Tazewell county

  • Afton Mountian Car Accident 

  • Occanock Gas Company

  • American Press Association

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