The New Kent Historical Society Research Center
at t
he old jail at New Kent Courthouse
Open Mondays beginning March 9, 2015


  Providence Forge Presbyterian Church
Yard and Bake Sale

March 7, 2015

 New Kent Educational Foundation
and Rotary Club of West Point

 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney
March 7, 2015


Congressman Dave Brat Info Session
at the  New Kent Winery
March 9, 2015






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)

March 6 Celebrate Dr. Seuss 10 am at Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen.  For more information or to register call the library at 966-2480.

March 6 The Attic 7:30 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106)  For area teens ages 6 to 12.   Guest speaker is Dr. Kevin Brown of Samaria Baptist Church in Charles City County on the theme "Divergent."  For more information call 804-966-5238.

March 6 & 7 Children's Consignment Sale March 6: 11 am to 7 pm, March 7: 8 am to noon at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 9120 Pocahontas Trail (behind the Food Lion Shopping Center) in Providence Forge, VA 23140. Consignors must register by Feb 20. For more information for consignment registration call 757-784-3524.

March 7 Providence Forge Presbyterian Church Yard and Bake Sale 8 am to noon at the Church at 9310 Townsend Rd.  Sponsored by the Youth of the Church. Rain or Shine.  For more information call 966-2079.

March 7 New Kent Educational Foundation and Rotary Club of West Point Basketball Tourney 8:30 am to 3 pm at the New Kent High School Gymnasium.  3-on-3 Basketball.  Team check in: 7:30 to 8 am. Advance  registration required.  For more information contact Dr. Roy Geiger at 757-707-0085 or Vernon Dennis at 804-366-5079.

March 7 "The Prodigal Daughter" Dinner and Theater 5 pm at Cumberland Community Center on New Kent Hwy, east of New Kent Courthouse. Tickets including spaghetti dinner and play: $15.  Proceeds benefit the Cumberland Community Center.  For more information call 241-0163.

March 8 Daylight Savings Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Savings runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

March 9 Info Session with Congressman Dave Brat 8 am at the New Kent Winery. Sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce. A light breakfast will be served.  RSVP to Ron Stiers at 804-966-8581 or email No charge for this event.

March 9 The New Kent Historical Society's Research Center  at the old jail, located at 12007 Courthouse Circle in New Kent, will begin opening on Mondays. Contact LaVonne, "The Jailor", at, to arrange a visit or for research questions. THE OPENING WAS POSTPONED FROM MARCH 2.

March 10 New Kent Civic League Meeting 6:30 pm at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 8140 George W. Watkins Road, Quinton, VA 23141.  The New Kent County Civic League is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates for transparency, effectiveness, and openness in New Kent government and administration.  For more information call 966-2643.

March 11 Empty Bowls Project Chili & Check Nite 6 pm at New Kent High School To benefit the New Kent Social Services Food Pantry  Chili and cornbread prepared by Culinary Arts students will be served. For more information call 804-966-9671 or see Empty Bowls Project.

March 17 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211. (Time and location may change.) Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

March 21 Walk in the Forest 8 am to 4 pm at the New Kent Forestry Center, 11301 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. 8 am: Guided Birding Trip; 10 am Guided Nature Hikes start every half hour until 2 pm; 10 am Exhibits Open and Free Seedlings available.  Society of American Foresters.  To register contact Dave Lauthers at 757-753-8309 or email For more information contact Lisa Deaton at 804-966-2201 or email

March 21 Raised Bed Gardening Clinic 10 am to noon at the New Kent Extension Office, beside the 1930 School.  The program is free.  Pre-register by March 13. For more information call 804-966-9645 or email Patty Townsend at

March 21 Sausage Sale 1:30 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge Number 157, 9001 Boulevard Rd. in Providence Forge.  $8 per 2 pound package.  For more information call 804 966-1266.

March 21 Chocolatier Workshop 10 am to noon and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Parks and Rec classroom at the 1930 New Kent School at New Kent Courthouse.   Fee: $20. Ages 6 to 12: $16. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502. 

March 23 Pot Luck Bingo 11 am to 1 pm at the Parks and Rec classroom at the 1930 New Kent School at New Kent Courthouse.  Bring pot item for lunch.  For ages 55 and up.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502. 

See the Community Calendar
for more events

Also see
Past Calendar Events 2015
Past Calendar Events 2014
Past Calendar Events 2013
Past Calendar Events

 New Kent Wine Trail

New Kent County
Antique, Thrift and Consignment Shopping

Colonial Downs Racing 

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

2015 Virginia Legislature

Link to Virginia Legislative Events
Provided by Delegate Chris Peace

The Not New Shop
Consignment and Resale Shop
on New Kent Hwy in Quinton, next to the Post Office.
Contact Linda Peaco-Mason at 804-832-6880 or

Safari Coffee Shop
Kentwood Crossings in Quinton
Open Mondays through Fridays 6 to 11 am and 3-7 pm; Saturdays: 7 am to 3 pm: and Sundays 8 to 10 am.  Non-profit shop operated by Journey Christian Fellowship to support the church's missions.

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.

Featured Businesses:

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

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

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

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 beginning March 2, 2015 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: April 6, 7 pm at New Kent High School

New Kent Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting:
March 9, 6 pm
Work Session: March 25, 9:00 am

New Kent Planning Commission Map
Regular Meeting: March 16, 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
New Kent Community Development Corporation

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New Kent County
History Books
 available for sale at
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 2015 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

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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