Newport News (Independent City), Virginia
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History and Tidbits
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.
Independent City Government Site
Absorbed and Annexed Cities, Communities, Towns and Counties
Denbigh . old Newport News . Warwick County (merged 1958)