Newport News, Virginia

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*Dunn, Richard. ''Warwick County, Virginia: Colonial Court Records in Transcription''. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1007490&disp=Warwick+County%2C+Virginia%2C+colonial+c 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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Revision as of 17:41, 11 May 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

  • 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.]

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).