The Warwick County Historical Society was organized to further discover and memorialize the history and peoples of old Warwick County, Virginia, a bygone original shire of the English Crown dating 309 years. So much loss has been bourn upon old Warwick County Virginia including the destruction of its precious court records and eventually, its own existence.
We're here to preserve the fading treasure of what was Warwick County Virginia - one of the earliest settlements of Colonial Virginia. Our most sincere praise and gratitude goes out to everyone who came before us in their historical endeavors and the fine work accomplished by FEHAA members over the years.
Our society was born on Mulberry Island as the Fort Eustis Historical and Archaeological Association in April '65. FEHAA (fee-haw) evolved over time, at first it was sanctioned by the post commander and had a military command - after several years was a civilian run group. FEHAA swelled beyond the confines of its title with its interest in the entirety of Warwick County (of which Mulberry Island was a part). In November of 2010, the name was retired and incorporated into the wider Warwick County Historical Society which encompasses all of Fort Eustis (the ancient Mulberry Island).
The Warwick County Historical Society has an office and a small museum space in the 1810 Warwick Courthouse. The society is still building, expanding and actively seeking new members and supporters. Our areas of interest include all of old Warwick County and locations such as Mulberry Island, Morrison, Denbigh, Lee Hall, Blunt Point, Warwicktown and the modern City of Newport News, VA.
The Warwick County Historical Society has among its objectives:
The Warwick County Historical Society was organized to further discover and memorialize the history and peoples of old Warwick County, Virginia, a bygone original shire of the English Crown dating to 1634.
Warwick County, with its seat at Warwicktown and later Denbigh, played a role in the dramatic story of America’s founding. Through hard times and plenty, the County endured for three centuries. It was witness to turbulence and triumph in the growth of a young Virginia.
Warwick County was…