Place:Warwick, Virginia, United States

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NameWarwick
Alt namesWarwick County
Warwicksource: WeRelate Agent
TypeFormer county
Located inVirginia, United States     (1642 - 1958)
Contained Places
Unknown
Peartree Hall
Independent city
Newport News ( - 1896 )
Unknown
Windmill Point


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Warwick County was a county in Southeast Virginia that was created from Warwick River Shire, one of eight created in the Virginia Colony in 1634. It became the City of Warwick on July 16, 1952. Located on the Virginia Peninsula on the northern bank of the James River between Hampton Roads and Jamestown, the area consisted primarily of farms and small unincorporated villages until the arrival of the Peninsula Extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in 1881 and development led by industrialist Collis P. Huntington.

With the railroad came the coal piers, several local stations in Warwick County for passenger service and shipping produce and seafood to markets, and a branch link to the resorts and military facilities in neighboring Elizabeth City County at Old Point Comfort. The community at the southeastern edge on the harbor of Hampton Roads became Newport News in 1896, hosting the world's largest shipyard.

At the outset of World War I, the U.S. Army facility which became Fort Eustis was established in the county. After the war, Camp Patrick Henry, a former military facility, became the site of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. After sparring over annexations and exploring various plans to refine and/or combine local governments, by mutual agreement, after existing for over 325 years, the former city of Warwick was politically consolidated with the younger city of Newport News on July 1, 1958. The better known name of "Newport News" was assumed for the combined entity, forming one of the contemporary cities of Hampton Roads.

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Warwick County is a former county.


Timeline

Date Event Source
1642 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1646 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1648 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1662 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 1,690
1800 1,659
1810 1,835
1820 1,608
1830 1,570
1840 1,456
1850 1,546
1860 1,740
1870 1,672
1880 2,258
1890 6,650
1900 4,888
1910 6,041
1920 11,417
1930 8,829
1940 9,248
1950 39,875

Note: Newport News city, formed from Warwick County, with some annexations from Elizabeth City County (now Hampton city). The remainder of Warwick County became Warwick city in 1952 and then was annexed to Newport News city in 1958; the city/county combination is listed under Newport News.

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