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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newport_News,_Virginia|Newport News (Independent City)]]''  
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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{{Infobox settlement
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| name                    = Newport News, Virginia
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| settlement_type        = Independent City
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| image_map              = Vanewportnews.PNG
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| map_caption            = Location in [[Virginia]]
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| established_title      = Founded
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| established_date        = 1896
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| website                = http://www.nngov.com
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| footnotes              =
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Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.
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Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.
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{{Tip|For additional records, see [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick County]].}}
  
County seat was at Denbigh until 1810 when it moved to City of Newport News.
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== Courthouse  ==
  
=== Independent City Government Site  ===
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
  
=== Absorbed and Annexed Cities, Communities, Towns and Counties ===
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== History ==
Denbigh . old Newport News . Warwick County (merged 1958)
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== Neighboring Counties  ==
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*Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.
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*Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.
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*County seat was at Denbigh until 1810 when it moved to City of Newport News.
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1896--'''Newport News was created in 1896 from [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick County]]. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Annexed:''' Denbigh (merged 1958).&nbsp; Warwick County (merged 1958)
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'''Communities:''' Colony Pines . Christopher Shores-Stuart Gardens . Denbigh . East End . Fort Eustis . Glendale . Hildenwood . Hilton Village . Huntington Heights (Overtown). Jefferson Park . Kiln Creek . Lee Hall . Menchville . Morrison (Harpersville) . Newmarket . North End . Oyster Point . Parkview . Port Warwick . Richneck . Riverside . Summerlake . Village Green . Warwick
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]] County | [[James City County, Virginia|James City]] County&nbsp;| [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]] County | [[York County, Virginia|York]] County | City of [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]] | City of [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]] |&nbsp; City of [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Vanewportnews.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== Court Records  ====
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*Dunn, Richard. ''Warwick County, Virginia: Colonial Court Records in Transcription''. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Available at {{FHL|1007490|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5416 P2d}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49397 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_warwickcountyvirginia2002 World Vital Records] ($). [Includes orders 1648-1651, order book 1680, 1689-1690 court book (2), orders 1691, 1697-8, 1701, 1701, 1705, 1705, 1713-1714 and county minutes 1748-1762.]
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==== Maps  ====
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The Old Dominion Land Company maps are posted courtesy of the &nbsp;[http://www.nngov.com/library/resources/digital Newport News Public Digital Library].&nbsp; The Old Dominion Land Company was the primary designer and developer of the original city of Newport Nes.&nbsp; The organization was chartered in 1880 and remained in business until 1948.
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==== Military  ====
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===== ''Civil War''<br>  =====
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Since Newport News was created in 1896 from Warwick County, Civil War records for the men of this area will be found in [[Warwick, Virginia|Warwick County]] military records.<br>
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Newport News.
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*April 5-May 4, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va009.htm Yorktown]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va009.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
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:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://engagedpatrons.org/database/NNObits/index.cfm Daily Press Obituary Index, 1898-1988] - provided by the Newport News Public Library
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Newport News Virginia Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*{{FHL|190611|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
=== Bibiography  ===
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=== Genealogy and History Websites  ===
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{{Virginia|Virginia}}
  
[[Category: Newport News, Virginia]]
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Revision as of 00:16, 31 January 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Warwick County Gotoarrow.png Newport News (Independent City)

Newport News, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1896
Website http://www.nngov.com

Contents

Courthouse

Template:RAOGKcourthouse

History

  • Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.
  • Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.
  • County seat was at Denbigh until 1810 when it moved to City of Newport News.

Parent County

1896--Newport News was created in 1896 from Warwick County. [1]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Annexed: Denbigh (merged 1958).  Warwick County (merged 1958)

Communities: Colony Pines . Christopher Shores-Stuart Gardens . Denbigh . East End . Fort Eustis . Glendale . Hildenwood . Hilton Village . Huntington Heights (Overtown). Jefferson Park . Kiln Creek . Lee Hall . Menchville . Morrison (Harpersville) . Newmarket . North End . Oyster Point . Parkview . Port Warwick . Richneck . Riverside . Summerlake . Village Green . Warwick

Neighboring Counties

Isle of Wight County | James City County | Surry County | York County | City of Hampton | City of Portsmouth |  City of Suffolk

Resources

Vanewportnews.jpg

Court Records

  • Dunn, Richard. Warwick County, Virginia: Colonial Court Records in Transcription. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5416 P2d; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($). [Includes orders 1648-1651, order book 1680, 1689-1690 court book (2), orders 1691, 1697-8, 1701, 1701, 1705, 1705, 1713-1714 and county minutes 1748-1762.]

Maps

The Old Dominion Land Company maps are posted courtesy of the  Newport News Public Digital Library.  The Old Dominion Land Company was the primary designer and developer of the original city of Newport Nes.  The organization was chartered in 1880 and remained in business until 1948.

Military

Civil War

Since Newport News was created in 1896 from Warwick County, Civil War records for the men of this area will be found in Warwick County military records.

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Newport News.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Obituaries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).