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HOURS: The Old Jail, located at 12007 Courthouse Circle in New Kent, is open Mondays 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).
Contact LaVonne, "The Jailor", at, to arrange a visit at other times or for research questions.

VETERANS:We are working on a second edition of a book on New Kent Veterans. Please help us with any information you have - Veteran Info

The Historical Society

The New Kent Historical Society
PO Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124


Phone: 804-966-8587

The New Kent Historical Society, based in the Old Jail at 12007 Courthouse Circle, collects, preserves and disseminates information relating to history, antiquities and literature of New Kent County, Virginia. It is organized for historic and educational purposes, and as a resource to the public, to include birth, marriage and death notices starting from the 1600s.


We are now collecting dues for 2015
NKHS Membership


Visit our Bookstore and Museum at the Old Jail.
All items in the bookstore are also available by mail.
Bookstore Items

Upcoming Events:

History Lands at Cumberland Plantation

This event will be held October 11 and 12, 2014 on the grounds of Cumberland Plantation to celebrate our Colonial and Revolutionary heritage. The event will include exhibits of the period,ships, food and entertainment. Costumed interpreters will be on site to help visitors understand the role of all who lived in eastern Virginia at the time. We will need many volunteers! If you are willing to help in any way, please contact Martha at

More information

Fall Meeting:

The Society will hold its fall meeting Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Old Courthouse. Captain Monroe will speak about his book "In Service to Their Country: Christchurch School and the American Uniformed Services."

Roll of Honor

The Society will sponsor an event honoring all New Kent veterans November 8, 2014 at Corinth Baptist Church. Please help by sending names and pictures of veterans from New Kent.


NKHS Museum


In January the Society voted to purchase the Martha Dandridge Woman's Club building which was originally a two room school house built in 1870, and then create a museum to preserve the history of our county. We have so far raised enough to make the $10,000 down payment in March. The remaining $50,000 will be due in March 2015. Please send your donations (tax deductable) to:
New Kent Historical Society
P.O. Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124 .