New Kent Historical Society
Needs your help to purchase the Martha Dandridge Woman's Club 1870 School House 


Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo
at Colonial Downs
April 18, 19, 2014

 Providence Forge Ruritan
Brunswick Stew

available at Gammon Well
on Rt. 60 in Providence Forge
$8 per Quart

 The Rock Fest
 at Rockahock Campground
April 25, 26, 2014






New Kent County Community Information and Links


Link to New Kent County Official Web Site


Remember Our Men and Women in Uniform
-  A Long Way from Home
(GCS Distributing Tributes)

 April 18, 19 Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo 7 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday at Colonial Downs Bareback bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, ladies breakaway roping and saddle bronc riding.  The "Stampede Party Zone" on the 4th floor Turf Club and Sky Suites, includes a barbecue dinner and 3 beverage tickets.  Advance tickets are available and can be purchased at Colonial Downs.  For more information call 804-966-7223. 

April 19 Easter Egg Hunt 10 am to 2 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106).  For ages pre-K to Grade 12.  For more information call 966-5238.

April 19 Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 am at the Gammon House on Pocahontas Trail in Providence Forge.  Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

April 20 Easter Sunday

April 20 Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast 7 am at the Gammon House on Pocahontas Trail in Providence Forge.  Bring a dish to share and dress for the weather.  Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

April 20 Easter Sunrise Service 7 am at New Kent Christian Center, 9660 Tunstall Rd.  For more information call 557-3323 or visit 

April 20 Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 am at Tsena Commocko Baptist Church, on Rt. 60, 5 miles East of Providence Forge

April 22 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 6:30 pm at the Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

April 24 Career Night Open House 5 to 7 pm at Bridging Communities Regional Career and Technical Center beside the 1930 New Kent School, at New Kent Courthouse.  

April 25 New Kent 4-H Golf Classic Noon to 6 pm Shotgun Start:, Dinner/Prizes:  Sponsored by the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  For more information call 804-966-9645 or email

April 25, 26 The Rock Fest at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Christian Rock.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

April 26 Emmaus Baptist Church Spring Yard Sale  8 am to noon at the Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) 1/2 mile south of Interstate 64.  Proceeds will be used for Missions Ministries.  For more information call 966-5238.

April 26 Spring Yard Sale 8 am to noon at Ed Allen's Campground, 13501 Campground Rd. in Lanexa off of Rockahock Road. Vendor spaces available.  For more information call 804-966-2582.

April 26 Providence Forge Hardware Customer Appreciation Day  8 am to 4 pm Craft vendors needed.  For more information or to reserve space call 966-9076.

April 26 Trail Ride "Go at Your Own Pace" 9 am to 3 pm at Millstone Farm on Cosby Mill Road in Quinton.  Ride to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  $30 registration Gates open at 8 am.  Lunch: 12:30 to 2 pm.  For more information or to register contact Debbie Middleton at

April 26 Celebrate of the Arts 10 am to 3 pm at New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Rd. at New Kent Courthouse. Sponsored by New Kent County Public Schools.  Artwork, hands-on workshop, make-it and take-it workshop, music, performance of "Jack and the Beanstalk"  

April 27 Makemie Woods Open House 1 to 4 pm Play in GaGa pit. For more information call 757-566-1496 or see

April 28 Blood Drive 3 pm at Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad, on Rt. 60 just east of Providence Forge.  For more information call 966-2801. 

April 29 New Kent District One Constituents Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106.  Sponsored by Supervisor Tomas Evelyn.

See the Community Calendar
for more events

Also see
Past Calendar Events 2014
Past Calendar Events 2013
Past Calendar Events

 New Kent Wine Trail

Providence Forge Antique Shopping


Colonial Downs Racing 

Chickahominy Indians - Charles City
Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division
- New Kent

2014 Virginia Legislature

Link to Virginia Legislative Events
Provided by Delegate Chris Peace

New Kent Senior Citizens Food Pantry
4375 Olivet Church Road
Open Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 am, and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm
Open for Senior Citizens: 3rd Fridays from 9 to 11 am

New Kent Humane Society
PO Box 104, Providence Forge, VA 23140, 804 966-7105
Dedicated to helping homeless animals.

New Businesses:

Gotta Have Thrift Shop
7311 Pocahontas Trail
West of Providence Forge

Chickahominy Animal Hospital
Linda O'Brien, DVM
8250 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge 23140
804 966-1300

Go Bucket List Travel
Nancy and Tony Cassano of New Kent
Toll Free & Fax 855-gobucket

Creative Critters III Learning Center
6540 Emmaus Church Rd.,  New Kent Business Center
Contact Kathy Gray at 557-2688

Cornerstone Thrift Store
8921 Pocahontas Trail, at the stop light in Providence Forge
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Providing residential and transportation services to persons with intellectual disabilities
Call 804 932-3333 for more information or to make a donation

Mix and Match
Antiques, Uniques and More!
in the Food Lion Shopping Center, Providence Forge
For more information call 804-557-0993

The Barber Shop
10500 New Kent Hwy
Mon-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 10-2

Jayson and Rachael Photography

Old Forge Grill
Rt. 60 in Providence Forge. Mon thru Sat 5:30 am to 4 pm; Sun 7 am to 3 pm.
  Formerly Jean's Country Diner.

Frazier Produce
Monday through Saturday at the Stop Light on Rt. 60 in Providence Forge.

New Kent Optical
Kentwood Square on Rt. 249 in Quinton
Call 804-972-7143

Royall Construction
Class A Licensed General Contractor.
Bill Drumheller, P.O. Box 743
Quinton, VA 23141, (804) 651-3510

Active Life Fitness
Maidstone at New Kent Courthouse

New Kent Glass
Commercial and Residential
8920 Pocahontas Trail, at the light in Providence Forge

Couch's Corner Berries
Pick your own strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Bush Black Cherry, Bush Red Cherry.  8201 Poindexter Rd For availability call 804-932-3169 or email

Chickahominy Lake Bass Tournaments
at Eagle's Landing and Ed Allen's Boats and Bait

NK Schools Sports Schedules
NK High School
NK Middle School

The New Kent Branch of the Heritage Public Library is open at 6125D Chesapeake Circle at Rt. 155 and I-64. (near Dairy Queen)  

New Kent Historical Society
Open every Monday from 10 am to 2 pm at the old jail at New Kent Courthouse. Contact LaVonne, "The Jailor", at to arrange a visit at other times.

Bay Transit Bus Service for New Kent and Charles City 6 am to 6 pm.  Curb-to-Curb service for all NK and CC residents.  Fares are $1 each way anywhere in Charles City or New Kent. Call 966-7650 in advance to schedule a ride.

New Kent County in 1863 by Dallas Oslin  $30 plus tax and shipping (total $35.50).   Contact Dallas Oslin at 4801 Atwood Rd., Sandston, VA 23150.  


 New Kent Wine Trail

New Kent Winery in Talleysville is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays.  (Closed on Mondays) 6 varieties of New Kent Wine are available for taste and sale.

Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089. Winery, Tasting Room.  Live music every Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 pm.  BBQ for sale.  Picnics Welcome.  Free Admission.  Indoor and outdoor facilities for weddings, musical events and celebrations.  For directions and more information call 804-843-7100 or see 

Gauthier Vineyards, 5000 Farmers Drive, Barhamsville, VA 23011  Winter hours are 11 am to six on Saturday and Sunday. To make reservations for private tastings - a minimum of six is required – please call in advance at 757-634-7527, or contact us via e-mail at

New Kent County Meetings
New Kent School Board
Regular Meeting: May 5, 7 pm at New Kent High School

New Kent Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting:
May 12, 6 pm
Work Session: April 30, 9:00 am

New Kent Planning Commission Map
Regular April Meeting: CANCELLED, 6:30 pm

Board of Supervisors' meetings and Planning Commission Meetings are broadcast on Cox Cable Channel 48 during the week following the meeting at 9 am, noon, 3 pm, and 7 pm. 

                           Photo: Dale Monahan

New Kent Tourism Site 
New Kent Business Directory

New Kent Organizations

New Kent Churches
Guide to Living in New Kent

Rotary Club of New Kent
Providence Forge Ruritan Club

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New Kent County
History Books
 available for sale at
Rose and Crown Restaurant
and at the
New Kent Historical Society - Old Jail
at New Kent Courthouse

General J. E. B. Stuart's Ride Around the Union Army - The events in New Kent County on June 13, 14, 1862

Last of the White House -
The Evacuation and Destruction of White House on the Pamunkey River by the Union Army on June 25-29, 1862

A Trip Up the Pamunkey River with a Flag of Truce
- An Expedition to move Union patients from the Talleysville Hospital on July 11, 1862

New Kent Courthouse District - from the 17th to the 21st Century

New Kent History 2014 Calendar


Parliamentary Procedure Books
are available for sale on this site

Parliamentary Procedure Books A Bibliography
2nd Edition
The Order and Course of Passing Bills in Parliament, 1641

On the Road
links for travelers

Adopt a New Kent Pet 
What is Rotary Video

New Kent Needs You to Volunteer!
Why We Do It
**Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad   
**Providence Forge Volunteer Fire & Rescue (NK Fire Co 1) 
**Quinton Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services (NK Fire Co 2) 

Lanexa Fire-Rescue Station 4, P. O. Box 69, Providence Forge, VA 23140. 

**Weir Creek Emergency Services (NK Fire Co 3) 
New Kent Fire and Rescue