Newport News, Virginia

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== Courthouse  ==
 
== Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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== Quick Facts ==
  
*Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.<br>
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*Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.  
*Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.<br>
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*Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.
 
*County seat was at Denbigh until 1810 when it moved to City of Newport News.
 
*County seat was at Denbigh until 1810 when it moved to City of Newport News.
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
'''Annexed:''' Denbigh (merged 1958).&nbsp; 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
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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  ====
 
==== 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 | Y[[York County, Virginia|ork]] County | City of [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]] | City of [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]] |&nbsp; City of [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]  
 
[[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]] County | [[James City County, Virginia|James City]] County&nbsp;| [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]] County | Y[[York County, Virginia|ork]] County | City of [[Hampton, Virginia|Hampton]] | City of [[Portsmouth, Virginia|Portsmouth]] |&nbsp; City of [[Suffolk, Virginia|Suffolk]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Land  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190611&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Newport+News+%28Independent+City%29&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190611 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
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Revision as of 09:09, 17 April 2010

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

Contents

Courthouse

Quick Facts

  • 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]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

History

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).