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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.<br>
 
*Originally a Native American village named Kecoughtan when Sir Thomas Gates took possession of it in 1610.<br>
 
*Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.<br>
 
*Became independent of Warwick County in 1896.<br>
*County seat was at Denbigh until 1810 when it moved to City of Newport News.  
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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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1896--'''Newport News was created in 1896 from 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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'''1896--'''Newport News was created in 1896 from Warwick County. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====

Revision as of 16:58, 23 October 2008

United States  > Virginia > Newport News (Independent City)

Courthouse

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]

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

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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).