FROM THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA
"Warwick County records that date from 1650 to 1840 have recently been added to the
Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available on Virginia Memory. The types of records found in this addition include wills, deeds, court suits, estate records, jail reports, a docket book, a complete order book, and pages torn from order books. Many of these documents were removed from the Warwick County courthouse during the Civil War by Union soldiers as spoils of war. Over the course of the last century, they made their way back to Virginia."
Wynne's mill gets new interpretive panel
A new interpretive panel has been installed at Newport News Park to tell the story of an ancient tide mill on the Warwick River that lay in the path of Magruders' second line of defense. The remaining earthen fortifications are among the best preserved in the country.
If you'd like to see it for yourself, you might need some good walking shoes. According to Mary Kayaselcuk (Historic Srvs), "It's along the Wynne's Mill Loop Trail in NN Park near Beaver Dam Creek. People can drive or bike part of the way, but it's deep in the woods. Primarily hikers and runners will encounter it."
Read the panel up close.
"Chugging Along" at the Lee Hall Depot
~Mary Kayaselcuk, Site Coodinator
The historic Lee Hall Depot, the last remaining original C&O station of Warwick County, is undergoing exterior renovation to stabilize the structure from the elements and vandalism. In the fall of 2013, a contract was awarded to A. R. Chesson Construction Company of Wilmington, NC. The scope of work includes the repair-replacement of siding, windows, doors and chimneys; rebuilding overhangs and brackets; roofing; exterior painting and installation of fire suppression and security systems. Estimated cost is
$853,120 with a completion date of spring 2014. CONTINUED...