Searching for Geographic Features in Virginia Patents at the LVA website

The Library of Virginia (LVA) website allows for a variety of ways to search their digital images of Virginia land patents (including name of grantee and names mentioned in metes and bounds descriptions). Many of these documents mention the creek or river running along the property line. It’s possible to search the database for other patents mentioning that same creek–just search “all field.”

Learn about the patents on the Library of Virginia website or search the patents.


New Webinar on Library of Virginia Land Patents

This hour-long presentation provides a very broad and quick overview of what land patents are on the Library of Virginia Website; how to search, download, organize, and interact with the images. Handout included.

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