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Justice of Peace John W. Hodges Criminal and Civil Court docket book and papers

Identifier: AC-816

Scope and Contents

This collection includes many papers, summons, receipts relating to court cases in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1925-1926. Same-case papers have been filed together whenever possible and they are filed by date processed by the Justice of the Peace. The cases are varied, mostly for uncollected payment of bills.


  • Creation: 1925-1926


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions, but care should be taken with handling the pages and papers.

Biographical Note

John W. Hodges was a Justice of the Peace in Boone, North Carolina. It is likely that he is John Waitstel Hodges (1866-1955) who served as the Watauga County Register of Deeds and ran a general store in Boone.


1 Linear Feet (1 large flat box)


This collection is a docket book and loose records, summons, and receipts of court cases brought before Justice of the Peace John W. Hodges in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1925 and 1926.


The loose papers are arranged by date issued by Justice of the Peace. The book was placed in an envelope on the bottom of the box.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated by Gregg Parsons of Boone, North Carolina after he found it in a house ready for demolition in 2003. It was accessioned as AC.2003.002.

Related Archival Materials

The John W. Hodges Papers (AC.192) may be from the same John W. Hodges who was Justice of Peace in these court records.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

AC.816: Justice of Peace John W. Hodges Criminal and Civil Court Docket Book and Papers, 1925-1926
Processed by Anita Elliott
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