Grayson County 1940 Census Enumeration Districts

Government Census Files

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Grayson County, Virginia 1940 Federal Census - District Index

Indexed and Contributed by Gil Wetmore, support by Ginger Ballard

The 1940 U. S. Federal census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012. Since that time there has been a massive undertaking to index these records by several organizations. Our own Gil Wetmore, supported by Ginger Ballard, has given researchers of Grayson County, Virginia genealogy a head-start by providing this Grayson index well in advance of national efforts. The official start date of the 1940 census was April 1, 1940 and a full list of questions asked for this census may be viewed at Archives.gov. Before you review the questions, take the following information into account:

There were 132 million people living in the 48 Continental United States in 1940. Many of these people are considered to be part of the "greatest generation" ever lived. These are persons who:

  1. Survived the Great Depression;
  2. Fought in the Second World War;
  3. Innovated technology (TV, Microwave);
  4. Sacrificed in the name of freedom;
  5. Practiced thrift and compassion, and
  6. Understood hard work and industry

Census images, at the National Archives, and this index are organized by enumeration district number. Search any of the Magisterial District/Town indices by clicking on it (e.g., Independence); once you've located your relative note the district, household and image number then select the Enumeration District (e.g., 39-1) to browse the census image(s) to look for your ancestor(s).

Grayson County 1940 Enumeration Districts
Magisterial District/Town ED Description
Grayson County All Single file with all Grayson County Enumeration Districts
Independence 39-1 Independence town
Elk Creek 39-2 That part south of U.S. Rd. 58 outside Independence town. Show separately Grayson County Jail
Elk Creek 39-3 That part north of U.S. Rd. 58 east of County Rd. 682 and U.S. Rd. 21, outside of Independence town. Show separately Grayson County Almshouse.
Elk Creek 39-4 That part west of U.S. Rd. 21 and County Rd. 682. Show Separately Comers Rock (unincorporated) Elk Creek (unincorporated)
Fries 39-5 Fries town in Providence Dist. only
Galax 39-6 Galax town - That part in Old Town Magisterial District. Show separately Galax Hospital and Clinic
Old Town 39-7A That part east of U.S. Rd. 58 east of State Rd. 94, north and east of County Rds. 622 and 624, outside Galax town.
Old Town 39-7B A & B not defined separately.
Old Town 39-8 That part west and north of U.S. Rd. 58 outside of Fries and Galax towns. Show separately West Galax (unincorporated)
Old Town 39-9 That part south of U.S. Rd. 58 and west of Rds. 94, 626 and 622
Old Town 39-10 That part south of County Rds. 622 and and 624, east of State Rd. 94 and north of County Rds. 626 and 622.
Fries 39-11 Fries Town
Providence 39-12 That part north of State Rd. 95 and County Rds. 638 and 640 outside Fries town. Show separately Spring Valley
Providence 39-13 That part south of State Rd. 95 and and County Rds. 638 and 640.
Troutdale 39-14 Troutdale town
Wilson Creek 39-15 That part south of County Rd. 668, east of New River from county line to County Rd. 715, north of County Rd. 715 from New River to U.S. Rd. 58, east of U.S. Rd. 58 from County Rd. 716 to Little Fox Creek, east of Little Fox Creek from U.S. Rd. 58 to junction with Middle Fox Creek, east of Middle Fox Creek from junction to County Rd. 678, and east of County Rds. 678 and 601. Show separately Bridle Creek (unincorporated)
Wilson Creek 39-16 That part north of County Rd. 668 and north and east of County Rd. 601.
Wilson Creek 39-17 That part west of County Rd. 601, south of County Rds 601 and 678, north and west of County Rd. 730 and east of U.S. Rd. 58 outside Troutdale town. Show separately Oak Hill Academy
Wilson Creek 39-18 That part south of County Rd. 730, west of Middle Fox Creek from County Rd. 730 to Little Fox Creek, west of Little Fox Creed from Middle Fox Creek to U.S. Rd. 58, west and north of U.S. Rd. 58. Show separately Mouth of Wilson (unincorporated)
Wilson Creek 39-19 That part south of County Rd. 735, west and south of U.S. Rd. 58 and County Rd. 735 to County Rd. 716, south of County Rd. 716 from U.S. Rd. 58 to New River, west of New River and east of County Rds. 743 and 740. Show separately Rugby (unincorporated) - That part in this enumeration district.
Wilson Creek 39-20 That part west and south of U.S. Rd. 58, north of County Rd. 735, west of County Rd. 740, north and east of County Rd. 725 from County Rd. 740 to Helton Creek and east of Helton Creek, outside Troutdale town. Show separately Whitetop (unincorporated)
Wilson Creek 39-21 That part east and south of County Rd. 725, east of County Rd. 760, west of County Rd. 742 and east and north of Helton Creek. Show separately Rugby (unincorporated) enumeration distict
Wilson Creek 39-22 That part west of Helton Creek