Early Virginia Religious Petitions


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Early Virginia Maps

By the time of the earliest religious petition found in this collection, 1774, the Virginia county boundaries had changed from what is represented in the following maps. However, many county names and their general locations remain in use today. These early maps may serve as a rough guide to the Virginia county areas from which the religious petitions in this collection originated. In addition, these maps offer an interesting view of land-related concerns from the perspective of the colonial powers in the years leading up to the time of the Early Virginia Religious Petitions collection.

Map of Virginia with county boundaries marked
enlarge image icon  Virginia County boundaries based on a 1770 map
Map of Virginia and surrounding states
descriptive record icon enlarge image icon  A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. Drawn by Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson in 1751.