Bath County, Virginia 1870 Census

transcribed by Holly W. Cochran

In the first census after the Civil War and the disease epidemics of the 1860s, we see some families in Bath county reduced by war and sickness, but even more families have been rebuilt - widows remarried and new children born. New immigrants have arrived from other Virginia counties & from Ireland to work on the railroad, and, for the first time, we see a listing of the ex-slave population of the county.

Information given in the 1870 census includes: dwelling & family number, name, gender, age, race, occupation, birthplace, value of real estate & personal property owned, and comments about disabilities, school attendance, married within the year, twins, etc. The Bath census taker even listed everyone's county of birth, which was not a requirement but is extremely helpful to us today.

See a sample page:

Browse the index (text)

Purchase Bath County, Virginia 1870 Census

View or finish online order

(Book - $16.00)     ISBN 0-9666399-4-4

PDF Format

To order the book in PDF format, you must provide a valid e-mail address on the order form. (We do not sell or share e-mail addresses, so rest assured this will not cause your mailbox to fill up with junk mail.) Once your payment has been received, we will e-mail you the file as an attachment. It's faster than ordering a paper book, is fully searchable, and there's no shipping cost! If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it here free.

Purchase Bath County, Virginia 1870 Census  (PDF Format - $14.00)     ISBN 0-9666399-3-6 
View or finish online order
You do not have to download anything.
Your file will be e-mailed to you within 2 business days.

Print an Order Form to mail with a check

Hollyhock Press home

2Checkout.com, Inc. is an authorized retailer of Hollyhock Press.