Some Books on Rockbridge County

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Couper, William. Jackson Memorial Cemetery Survey [from about 1800 to 1969] (Lexington, Virginia: Rockbridge Historical Society, 1969).

Ruley, Angela M. Rockbridge County, VA Cemeteries, Vol. 1, Kerrs Creek District. (Natural Bridge, VA: by the author, 1989).


Crickard, Mrs. Owen. 1810 Census of Rockbridge County, VA. (Beverly, WV: Crickard, 1968).


Clark, Carmen E. Thy Faithfulness Is Unto All Generations: Collierstown Presbyterian Church, 1842-1992. (Lexington, VA: Collierstown Presbyterian Church, 1991).

Cupp, Albert M. A History of Methodism in Rockbridge County, VA (np,np,nd).

Diehl, George West. A History of the Collierstown Presbyterian Church. (Lexington, VA: Harlow's Print Shop, 1951).

Diehl, George West.The Brick Church on Timber Ridge. (Verona, VA: McClure Printing Company, 1975).

Diehl, George West. Old Oxford and Her Families. (Verona, VA: McClure Printing Company, 1971).

Kinnear, Duncan Lyle. Some Events in the History of the Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church and Its Community. (Blacksburg, VA: Kinnear, 1958).

Moore, John S. "The Baptist Struggle in Rockbridge County, 1798-1900." Virginia Baptist Register, No 4, 1965.

New Monmouth Presbyterian Church {Records}. Microfilm- 5 reels.

New Monmouth Presbyterian Church. A Brief Sketch of New Monmouth Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge County, VA. (Lynchburg, VA: J. P. Bell Company, 1912) compiled by James H. McCown and Robert W. Morrison.

Preston, Edmund Randolph. Recollections of Lexington and Washington and Lee University in 1900.

Proceedings of the Rockbridge Historical Society. 10 vols., (1939-89).

Ramsey, James W. A History of Mount Carmel, 1837-1987. (Verona, VA: Mid-Valley Press, Inc., 1987).

Sanders, I. Taylor, II. Now Let The Gospel Trumpet Blow: A History of New Monmouth Presbyterian Church, 1746-1980. (Lexington, VA: New Monmouth Presbyterian Church, 1986).

Civil War

Armstrong, Richard L. 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1990).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. Lexington and Rockbridge County in the Civil War (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1989).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. The 1st and 2nd Rockbridge Artillery (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 1st Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1991).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1988).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 52nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1986).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 58th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1990).

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 10th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1992).

Robertson, James I, Jr. The Stonewall Brigade.

Robertson, James I., Jr. 4th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc, 1982).

Rockbridge County Militia, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, Roster Book of the Militia, 1841-1862.

Court and Vital Records

Douthat, James L. Rockbridge County, Virginia: Deed Book B, 1788-1793.

Douthat, James. Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book B, 1788-1793. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press.)

Kirkpatrick, Dorthie & Edwin. Rockbridge County Births, 1853-1877 2 vols. (Athens, GA: Iberian, 1988).

Kirkpatrick, Dorthie & Edwin, Rockbridge County Marriages, 1778-1850 .(Athens, GA: Iberian, 1985).

Morisset, Marie A. Abstracts of Rockbridge County, VA: Volume I, Deed Book A, 1778-1788.

McClure, Rhonda R. Abstracts of Rockbridge County, VA Circuit Court Will Book A, 1809-1874. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press).

Perkins, Louise M., comp. Rockbridge County Marriages 1851-1885. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1989).

Rockbridge County Courthouse Records 1778-1880. Reels 1-55 filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1953; reels 56-65 filmed by the Virginia State Library, 1980. Deed Book I was not filmed. WLU M-Film 65 reels have indexes. These reels include Deeds 1778-1887, Wills, 1778-1868, Order Books 1778-1821, (1821-41 in Circuit Court Deed Book 1, reel 20), Minute Books 1825-67, Chancery Order Books 1831-67, Marriages Registers 1778-1913, Birth Registers, 1853-1896, Plat Record Book 1, 1787-1799, Index to Decided Causes 1778-1948, Muster Roll 1861-65, Indexes are included as well as some Surveys, Estrays, and Miscellaneous Marriages. (Some of these reels are available at RRL also, reels 1, 18, 31, 52, 53)

Rockbridge County, Virginia Records, 1778-1912. Washington and Lee Special Collections. Scattered records including tax lists, ordinary licenses, muster rolls, lists of slaves, court cases, election polls.

Ruley, Angela M. Rockbridge County Virginia Death Register, 1853-1870; Death Certificates 1912-1917. (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1991).

General Interest

Allen, John T., III. Lost Landmarks of Goshen. (Staunton, VA: McClure Printing, nd).

Boley, Henry. Lexington in Old Virginia (Richmond: Garrett & Massie, 1936).

Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. Slavery In Antebellum Rockbridge County. (1983).

Butler, Lauren L. "Splendid Failures": The Meaning of the James River and Kanawha Canal and the North River Navigation. (Lexington, VA: Stonewall Jackson House, 1985).

Coppage, A. Maxim III, comp., Rockbridge County Virginia Notebook (compiled from articles written by Dr. George West Diehl in the News Gazette, Lexington, VA)

Davis, J. Lee. Bits of History and Legends Around and About the Natural Bridge of Virginia From 1730-1950. (Lynchburg, VA: Brown-Morrison Company, 1949).

Flippen, John Brooks. Rockbridge County, Virginia In the Late Antebellum Period, 1850-1860. (1987) Thesis University of Richmond, 1987.

Gilliam, Bates McCluer, and John Seymour Letcher. Only Yesterday in Lexington, Virginia (Verona, VA: McClure, 1974).

Hadsel, Winifred, The Streets of Lexington (Lexington, VA: Rockbridge Historical Society,1985).

Hadsel, Winifred. Roads of Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA: Rockbridge Historical Society, 1993).

Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (NY; Richmond: H.H. Hardesty & Co., 1884).

Hildebrand, J. R. Historical Map of Rockbridge County, Virginia 1778-1865 available from Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN.

Letcher, John Seymour. Only Yesterday In Lexington, VA. (Verona, VA: McClure Press, 1974).

Lexington Gazette; Bi-Centennial Issue, 1738-1938. (Lexington, VA: Lexington Gazette, 1938).

Miller, Lynda Mundy-Norris. Glasgow, Virginia: One Hundred Years of Dreams (1992).

Morton, O.F., History of Rockbridge County, VA (org. pub. 1920, reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1980).

McClung, James W. Historical Significance of Rockbridge County, VA (1939).

McDaniel, John M. Liberty Hall Academy: The Early History of the Institutions Which Evolved into Washington and Lee University. (Lexington, VA: Liberty Hall Press, 1979).

National Society Colonial Dames of America In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Blue Ridge Committee. Our County Origins (Richmond, 1940).

Ruth Anderson McCulloch Branch, Association for the Preservation of Antiquities, 100 Historic Sites and Structures in Rockbridge.

Spencer, Edgar W. Guidebook to the Natural Bridge and the Natural Bridge Caverns (np, nd).

Tompkins, Edmund P. The Natural Bridge and Its Historical Surroundings.

Tompkins, Edmund Pendleton. Rockbridge County, VA: An Informal History (Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson, 1952).

Turner, Charles Wilson. "California Taylor: of Rockbridge: ³Bishop to the World" Reprint from the Southern California Quarterly (vol 657, No. 3, Fall 1980) pp. 229-238.

United States. Census Office. 7th Census, 1850. 1850 U. S. Census, Rockbridge County, VA (John F. Schunk, ed.) (Wichita, KS: S-K Publications, 1988. This is a microfilm copy from the original census in book form.

Virginia Canals and Navigation Society. The Maury River Atlas: Nineteenth Century Inland Navigations of the Virginias. (Lexington, VA: The Society, 1991).

Waddell, Harrington. John Robinson of Hart's Bottom; and Tells of Jockey Robinson Monument; and A Family of Builders (1932).

Wade, Sallie D. History of New Providence Church (1967) .

Williams, Frances Leigh. Matthew Fountaine Maury: Scientist of the Sea (1963).


Benjamin Borden Grant, 1739 Map 19 X 25 available from Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN.


Abercrombie, Janice L. and Richard Slatten, Virginia Publick Claims; Rockbridge County. (Athens, GA: Iberian, 1991)


Diehl, George West. The Saga of Hamilton's Schoolhouse (Lexington, VA: Buffalo Community League, 1956).

Rockbridge Retired Teachers Association. A Brief History of Public Education in Rockbridge County, Lexington, Buena Vista, 1778-1980. (Lexington, VA: The Association, 1980).

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