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Welcome to the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Online Collections Database!

The CRHC online database contains thousands of archived documents and photographs. The online database does not represent everything in our collection. When a collection has been archived it is added to the online database. The database is updated regularly, please keep checking back to see what’s new!

To randomly view a collection, click any of the above tabs marked ARCHIVES, PHOTOS, LIBRARY or RANDOM PHOTOS. If you would like to narrow your search and need instructions on how to conduct a KEYWORD OR ADVANCED search, click the HELP button in the upper right hand corner.

We pay close attention to names, dates, places and especially slave names when adding information into the database. Slave names are entered exactly as they are spelled in the document. We also add slave names in description field. If slaves are mentioned in a document, then “SLAVERY” will appear as a search term. Be sure to try all variations of the spelling of a word or name.

If you find something in the database and would like more information, please send us an e-mail at If you are able to identify people, places or dates or have a correction, please help by filling out the feedback form by clicking on the “SEND US FEEDBACK” tab in the right hand corner next to the photograph or document.

Images may not be reproduced without permission from the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center.