Richmond County Public Library

Digitized Local History Books

Thanks to the Richmond County Board of Supervisors, who commissioned and held the the copyrights to both books, we have now digitized and re-published online two outstanding histories of Richmond County. Both are free to read or download.

Richmond County Virginia 1692-1992: A Tricentennial Portrait

A pictorial history of Richmond County, Virginia, published in 1992 in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the county’s founding.

Richmond County Virginia Review: Commemorating the Bicentennial 1976


A 576-page in-depth history of Richmond County, published in the United States Bicentennial year of 1976.





Also available, the 1975 Rappahannock Community College yearbook, Rappahannock 75 and a brief history of the college published to commemorate their 25th anniversary in 1995, titled Rappahannock Community College: First 25 Years .

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