Historical and Genealogical Societies in Virginia

GRIVA (Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia)
P.O. Box 29178
Richmond, VA 23242-0178
E-mail: mail@griva.org
http://griva.org

Virginia Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 626
Orange, VA 22960-0365
http://vgs.org

Virginia Historical Society

Accomack County

See Eastern Shore

Albemarle County

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
McIntire Building
200 2nd Street, Northeast
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5245
Telephone: 434-296-1492
Fax: 434-296-4576
http://www.albemarlehistory.org

Alexandria

Alexandria Historical Society, Inc.
The Lyceum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
E-mail: lyceum@ci.alexandria.va.us
Telephone: 703-838-4994 (The Lyceum)
Fax: 703-838-4997
http://www.alexandriahistorical.org

Historic Alexandria Foundation
218 North Lee Street
Suite 310
Alexandria, VA  22314
Telephone: 703-549-5811
http://www.historicalexandriafoundation.org

Mount Vernon Genealogical Society (MVGS)
1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, VA 22308
E-mail: contact-us@mvgenealogy.org
Telephone: (703) 768-4101
https://mvgenealogy.org/

Alleghany County

Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society
515 East Pine Street
Covington, VA 24426
E-mail: AHGS.COV.VA@gmail.com
http://www.AHGSCOV.org

Alleghany County Historical Society
149 N. Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 384
Covington, VA 24426
Telephone: 540-965-0149

Amelia County

Amelia County Historical Society
16501 Church Street
P.O. Box 113
Amelia, VA  23002
Telephone: 804-561-3180
ameliahistoricalsociety@tds.net

Amherst County

Amherst County Museum and Historical Society
154 South Main Street
P.O. Box 741 (mailing address)
Amherst, VA  24521
E-mail: achmuseum@aol.com
Telephone: 434-946-9068
http://www.amherstcountymuseum.org

Appomattox County

Appomattox County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 253
Appomattox, VA 24522

Arlington County

Arlington Historical Society
1805 South Arlington Ridge Road
(Arlington Historical Museum)
P.O. Box 100402
Arlington, VA 22210-3402
E-mail:  info@ArlingtonHistoricalSociety.org
Telephone: 703-892-4204
http://www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Augusta County

Augusta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 436
Fishersville, VA 23939
Telephone: 540-885-1991

Augusta County Historical Society
20 South New Street
P.O. Box 686
Staunton, VA 24402-0686
Telephone: 540-248-4151
http://www.augustacountyhs.org

Bath County

Bath County Historical Society, Inc.
99 Courthouse Hill Road
P.O. Box 212
Warm Springs, VA 24484
E-mail: bathcountyhistory@tds.net
Telephone: 540-839-2543
http://www.bathcountyhistory.org/

Bedford (City)

Bedford Museum and Genealogy Library
201 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
540-586-4520
E-mail: bccmdirector@verizon.net
http://www.bedfordvamuseum.org

Bedford County

Bedford Historical Society, Inc.
315 North Bridge Street
P.O. Box 602
Bedford, VA 24523
E-mail: webmaster@bedfordhistory.org
http://www.bedfordhistory.org

Bedford Museum and Genealogy Library
201 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
540-586-4520
E-mail: bccmdirector@verizon.net
www.bedfordvamuseum.org

Bland County

Bland County Historical Society
19 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 416
Bland, VA 24315
E-mail: info@BlandCountyHistSoc.org
http://www.blandcountyhistsoc.org/

Botetourt County

Botetourt County Historical Society, Inc.
Building 3
P.O. Box 468
Fincastle, VA 24090-0468
Telephone: 540-473-8394 (Botetourt County Historical Museum)
http://www.bothistsoc.org

Brunswick County

Brunswick Museum and Historical Society, Inc.
Courthouse Square
324 Main Street North
P.O. Box 837
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
434-848-0964
E-mail: brunswickmuseum@peoplepc.com

Buchanan County

Buchanan County Historical Society
c/o Buchanan County Public Library
1185 Poe Town Street
Grundy, VA 24614
Telephone: 276-935-5721 (library)

See also Southwest Virginia

Buckingham County

Historic Buckingham, Inc.
P.O. Box 152
Buckingham, VA 23921
http://www.historicbuckingham.org

Campbell County

Campbell County Historical Society
P.O. Box 595
Rustburg, VA 24588

Cape Charles

Cape Charles Historical Society
814 Randolph Avenue
P.O. Box 11
Cape Charles, VA  23310
Telephone: 757-331-1008

See also Eastern Shore

Caroline County

Caroline Historical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 324
Bowling Green, VA  22427

See also Tidewater Virginia

Carroll County

Carroll County Historical Society
307 North Main Street
P.O. Box 937
Hillsville, VA  24343
Hours: 10:30–4:00, Tuesday through Friday; 10:00–2:00, Saturday
Telephone: 276-728-4113  (Carroll County Historical Society Museum)

Central Virginia

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Central Virginia
265 Turkeysag Trail, Ste. 102 #140
Palmyra, VA 22963
E-mail: keli1@aol.com
https://sites.google.com/site/centralvirginiachapteraahgs/home

Central Virginia Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 817
Earlysville, VA 22936
E-mail: cvgaboard@gmail.com
http://cvga.avenue.org/

Charles City County

Charles City County Historical Society
16530 The Glebe Lane (mailing address only)
Charles City, VA  23030

Charles City County Center for Local History
10600 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 128
Charles City, VA 23030
Telephone: 804-652-1516
E-mail: info@charlescity.org
http://www.charlescity.org

See also Tidewater Virginia

Charlotte County

Charlotte County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 593
Keysville, VA 23947
434-538-0000 (Rustic Barn)
http://www.cchgs.net/

Charlottesville

See Albemarle County, Central Virginia

Chesapeake

Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, Virginia
Wallace Memorial Room
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
E-mail: nchs.wallaceroom@gmail.com
Telephone: 757-410-7152
https://www.norfolkcountyvahistory.org/

Chesterfield County

Bon Air Historical Society
P.O. Box 3432
Bon Air, Virginia 23235
www.bonairhistoricalsociety.org

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
10201 Ironbridge Road
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA  23832
E-mail:chesterfieldHS@aol.com
Telephone: 804-796-7121
Fax: 804-777-9643
http://www.chesterfieldhistory.com

Clarke County

Clarke County Historical Association
32 East Main Street
P.O. Box 306
Berryville, VA  22611
E-mail: ccha@visuallink.com
Telephone: 540-955-2600 (museum and archives)
Fax:  540-955-0285
http://www.clarkehistory.org

Craig County

Craig County Historical Society
Main Street
P.O. Box 206
New Castle, VA  24127
Telephone: 540-864-7023 (Craig County Historical Society Museum)

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 188
Cumberland, VA  23040
804-492-3348 (Cumberland County Museum & Visitors' Center)

Danville

Danville Historical Society
P.O. Box 6
Danville, VA  24543
http://www.danvillehistoricalsociety.org

Dickenson County

Mountain People and Places
1562 Hughes Hollow Road
Clintwood, VA  24228

Dickenson County Historical Society, Inc.
128 FFA St.
P.O. Box 52
Clintwood, VA  24228
E-mail: DCHS1880@yahoo.com
Telephone: 276-926-6355

See also Southwest Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Dinwiddie County Historical Society
14101 Boydton Plank Road
P.O. Box 153
Dinwiddie, VA  23841
804-469-5346

Dumfries

Historic Dumfries, Virginia, Inc.
3944 Cameron Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
703-221-2218
https://historicdumfriesva.org

See also Prince William County

Eastern Shore (Accomack, Northampton Counties)

Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405
P.O. Box 206
Machipongo, VA 23405-0206
727-678-5550

Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
Kerr Place
69 Market Street
P.O. Box 193
Onancock, VA  23417
Telephone: 757-787-8012 (Kerr Place)
http://www.shorehistory.org/

Genealogy and History of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
(Ghotes Inc.)
P.O. Box 155
Ripplemead Va. 24150
Telephone: 540-921-3510
http://www.ghotes.net

See also Cape Charles

Essex County

Essex County Museum and Historical Society
218 Water Lane
P.O. Box 404
Tappahannock, VA  22560
804-443-4690
http://essexmuseum.org

See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Fairfax (city)

Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
10209 Main Street
Fairfax, VA  22030
E-mail: historicfairfax@aol.com
Hours: 9:00–5:00, daily.
Telephone: 703-385-8414;  703-591-5305; 800-545-7950 (Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center)
Fax: 703-385-8692
http://historicfairfax.org

Fairfax County

See also Great Falls and Herndon
Fairfax County History Commission
c/o Virginia Room, City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
Telephone: 703-293-6227 (Virginia Room)

Fairfax Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2290
Merrifield, VA   22116-2290
E-mail:  webmaster@fxgs.org
http://www.fxgs.org

Franconia Museum, Inc.
6121 Franconia Road
Franconia, Virginia, 22310
E-mail:  franconiamuseum@yahoo.com
http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Franconia/Franconia_Main.html

Gum Springs Historical Society, Inc.
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA  22306
E-mail: gshsfcva@gmail.com
http://gumspringsmuseum.blogspot.com

Historic Centreville Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1512
Centreville, VA  20122  

Historic Vienna, Inc.
131 Church Street, N.E. (Historic Freeman Store Museum)
Vienna, VA 22180
P.O. Box 53
Vienna, VA 22183
Telephone: 703-938-5187 (Historic Freeman Store Museum)
Fax: 703-938-2873
http://historicviennainc.org/

Historical Society of Fairfax County, Virginia, Inc.
P.O. Box 415
Fairfax, VA  22038
Telephone: 703-293-6383 (Virginia Room, Fairfax City Regional Library) 
http://www.fairfaxhistoricalsociety.org

Lorton Heritage Society
8912 Ox Road
P.O. Box 1726
Lorton, VA 22079
E-mail: info@Lortonheritage.org
http://www.lortonheritagesociety.org/

McLean Historical Society
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA  22101

Falls Church

Falls Church Historical Commission
City Clerk's Office
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA  22046

Farmville

See Prince Edward County

Fauquier County

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County
4243 Loudoun Avenue
P.O. Box 340
The Plains, VA  20198-0340
E-mail: info@aahafauquier.org
Telephone: 540-253-7488
Fax: 540-253-5126
http://aahafauquier.org

Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation, Inc.
4110 Winchester Road
P.O. Box 594
Marshall, VA 20116
E-mail: fhpf@verizon.net
Hours: 9:00-12:00, Monday, 12:00-4:00, Tuesday, 9:00-12:00, Wednesday
Telephone: 540-364-3440
http://www.fhpf.org

Fauquier Historical Society, Inc.
The Old Jail Museum
Court House Square and Ashby Street
P.O. Box 675
Warrenton, VA  20188
Hours: 10:00–4:00, Tuesday through Sunday
Telephone: 540-347-5525 (museum)
http://www.fauquierhistory.com/

Fincastle

Historic Fincastle, Inc.
P.O. Box 19
Fincastle, VA  24090
E-mail: hfi@hisfin.org
Telephone: 540-473-3077
http://www.hisfin.org/

See also Botetourt County

Floyd County

Floyd County Historical Society
P.O. Box 292
217 North Locust Street
Floyd, VA  24091
540-745-3247
http://www.floydhistoricalsociety.org/

Fluvanna County

Fluvanna County Historical Society
14 Stone Jail Street
P.O. Box 8
Palmyra, VA  22963
Telephone: 434-589-7910
http://www.fluvannahistory.org
See also Central Virginia

Franklin County

Franklin County Historical Society
460 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 905
Rocky Mount, VA  24151
E-mail: fchistorical@yahoo.com
Telephone: 540-483-1890
http://franklincountyvahistoricalsociety.org

See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Frederick County

See Winchester

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42013
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
http://www.vafrgs.org

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.
1200 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3702
Telephone: 540-371-4504
Fax: 540-371-4505
http://www.hffi.org/

Fredericksburg Regional Preservation Trust
P.O. Box 7731
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Telephone: 540-899-9898 (Herlong Associates)

Giles County

Giles County Historical Society
208 North Main Street
P.O. Box 404
Pearisburg, VA  24134
E-mail: info@gilescountyhistorical.org
E-mail: director@gilescountyhistorical.org
Telephone: 540-921-1050 (museum)
http://www.gilescountyhistory.org

See also New River Historical Society

Gloucester County

Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia
57800 T. C. Walker Road
Gloucester, VA  23061-4401
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaggsv

Gloucester Historical Committee
P.O. Box 1176
Gloucester, VA  23061
Telephone: 804-693-1234 (museum)

Gloucester Historical Society
P.O. Box 1812
Gloucester, VA  23061

See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Goochland County

Goochland County Historical Society
2875 River Road West
P.O. Box 602
Goochland, VA  23063
Telephone: 804-556-3966
http://www.goochlandhistory.org

Gordonsville

Historic Gordonsville, Inc.
Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel
400 South Main Street
P.O. Box 542
Gordonsville, VA  22942
Telephone: 540-832-2944 (Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel)
http://www.hgiexchange.f2o.org

See also Orange County

Grayson County

Grayson County Historical Society
116 N. Independence Avenue (Highway 21)
P.O. Box 529
Independence, VA  24348-0529
Telephone: 276-773-3320
http://www.graysonvahistsoc.com/

Grayson County, Virginia, Heritage Foundation
578 F East Main Street
P.O. Box 679
Independence, VA  24348
Telephone: 276-773-2126
http://www.graysonheritage.org

Great Falls

Great Falls Historical Society
P.O. Box 56
Great Falls, VA  22066
http://gfhs.org

See also Fairfax County

Greene County

Greene County Historical Society
38 Court Street
P.O. Box 185
Stanardsville, VA  22973
E-mail: info@greenehistory.org
Phone: 434-985-1409
http://greenehistory.org

See also Central Virginia

Greensville County

Greensville County Historical Society
419 South Main Street
Emporia, VA  23847
434-634-2539 (Richardson Memorial Library)

Greensville County Genealogy Society
100 Spring Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Telephone: 434-634-2539

Gum Springs

See Fairfax County, Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Halifax County

Halifax County Historical Society
700 Bruce Street
P.O. Box 601
South Boston, VA  24592
Telephone: 434-753-2137
http://www.halifaxcountyhistoricalsociety.org/

See also Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Hampton

Fox Hill Historical Society Inc.
208 Beach Road
Hampton, VA  23664
E-mail: foxhillhs@foxhillhistory.org
http://www.foxhillhistory.org/

Hampton Heritage Foundation, Inc.
119 Botetourt Road
Newport News, Va, 23601

Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA  23669
Telephone: 757-727-1610
Fax: 757-727-6712

Buckroe Historical Society
1682 N. Mallory Street
Hampton, VA 23664
E-mail: marthaj105@aol.com
Telephone: 757-592-5446

See also Tidewater Virginia

Hampton Roads

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Hampton Roads
P.O. Box 2448
Newport News, VA 23609-2448
Email : aahgshr@gmail.com
http://aahgshr.blogspot.com/

Hanover County

Hanover County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 91
Hanover, VA  23069
www.hanoverhistorical.org

Page Library of Local History and Genealogy
17193 Mountain Road
P.O. Box 323
Montpelier, VA  23192
Hours: 5:00-8:00, Monday, 9:00-2:00, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Telephone: 804-883-5355

See also Tidewater Virginia

Harrisonburg

See Rockingham County

Henrico County

Henrico County Historical Society
P.O. Box 27032
Richmond, VA  23273
E-mail: hchsinfo@yahoo.com
Telephone: 804-501-5682
http://www.henricohistoricalsociety.org

See also Tidewater Virginia

Henry County

Bassett Historical Center
3964 Fairystone Park Highway
Bassett, VA  24055
Telephone: 276-629-9191
Fax: 276-629-9840
http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/

See also Martinsville and the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Herndon

Herndon Historical Society
717 Lynn Street
P.O. Box 99
Herndon, VA  20170
Hours: Sundays from noon until 3PM.
Telephone: 703-437-7289
http://www.herndonhistoricalsociety.org

See also Fairfax County

Highland County

Highland Historical Society
P.O. Box 63
McDowell, VA  24458
E-mail: highlandhistory@email.com

Hopewell

Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc.
400 Weston Lane
Hopewell, VA 23860
E-mail: historichopewell@verizon.net
Telephone: 804-458-4682
Fax: 804-458-7900
http://www.historichopewell.org

Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight County Historical Society
P.O. Box 121
Smithfield, VA 23430
http://www.iwchs.com

James City County

James City County Historical Commission
101-A Mounts Bay Road
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8784
Telephone: 757-253-6685 (James City County Planning Commission)

See also Tidewater Virginia

King and Queen County

King and Queen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 129
King and Queen Courthouse, VA  23085-0129
See also Middle Peninsula

See also Tidewater Virginia

King George County

King George County Historical Society
9483 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 424
King George, VA 22485
E-mail: kghistory@verizon.net
Hours: Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 to 2:00 or by appointment
Telephone: 540-775-9477 (museum and research center)
http://www.kghistory.org
See also Middle Peninsula

See also Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia

King William County

King William County Historical Society
PO Box 233
King William, Virginia 23086
See also Middle Peninsula

See also Tidewater Virginia

Lancaster County

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library
8346 Mary Ball Road
P.O. Box 97
Lancaster, VA 22503
804-462-7280
http://www.mbwm.org

See also Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Lee County

Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 231
Jonesville, VA  24263
http://www.leecountyvahistoricalsociety.org/

Louisa County

Louisa County Historical Society
Sargeant Museum
214 Fredericksburg Ave
P.O. Box 1172
Louisa, Virginia 23093
E-mail: info@louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org
http://www.louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org/
Telephone: 540-967-5975

See also Central Virginia

Lunenburg County

Lunenburg County Historical Society
General Delivery
Lunenburg, VA  23952
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~valchs/lhs.htm

See also Southside Virginia

Lynchburg

Lynchburg Historical Foundation, Inc.
325 12th St.
P.O. Box 248
Lynchburg, VA  24505
Telephone: 434-528-5353
http://www.lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org

Madison County

Madison County Historical Society
P.O. Box 467
Madison, VA  22727
Telephone: 540-948-5488
http://www.madisonvahistoricalsociety.org/

See also Central Virginia

Martinsville

Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society
1 East Main Street
Martinsville, VA 24089
276-403-5361
http://www.mhchistoricalsociety.org

See also Henry County and Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Mathews County

Mathews County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 855
Mathews, VA 23109
https://www.mathewscountyhistoricalsociety.org

See also Middle Peninsula, Tidewater Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County Historical Society
Prestwould Foundation
P.O. Box 872
Clarksville, VA  23927

See also Southside Virginia

Middle Peninsula

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Virginia
P.O. Box 1114
Dunnsville, VA 22454
(804) 758-5163
http://mpaagenealogicalsociety.org/

Middlesex County

See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Montgomery County

See New River

Nansemond County

See Suffolk

Nelson County

Nelson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 474
Lovingston, VA  22949
E-mail: nchsva@gmail.com
http://nelsonhistorical.org

See also Central Virginia

New Kent County

New Kent Historical Society
The Old Jail
12007 Courthouse Circle
PO Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124
E-mail: info@newkenthistoricalsoc.com
http://www.newkenthistoricalsoc.com/
Telephone: 804-966-8587

New River

New River Historical Society
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
5240 Wilderness Road
P.O. Box 373
Newbern, VA  24126
Telephone: 540-674-4835 (museum)

Newport News

See Warwick County, Tidewater Virginia

Norfolk County

See Chesapeake

Norfolk

Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, VA  23508-0367
http://www.norfolkhistorical.org/

Northampton County

See Eastern Shore

Northern Neck
(King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford, Westmoreland Counties)

Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
15482 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 716
Montross, VA  22520
Telephone: (804) 493-1862
http://nnvhs.org/

See also King George, Lancaster, Stafford Counties, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Northern Virginia
(Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William Counties, localities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park)

See Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William Counties, Alexandria, Falls Church

Northumberland County 

Northumberland County Historical Society
86 Back Street
P.O. Box 221
Heathsville, VA 22473
E-mail: nchsva1@gmail.com
Telephone: 804-580-8581
http://www.northumberlandvahistory.org/

See also Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, and Middle Peninsula

Nottoway County

Nottoway County Historical Association
P.O. Box 156
Nottoway, VA 23955
Telephone: 434-645-8696 (Nottoway County Administrator’s Office)

Orange County

Orange County Historical Society, Inc.
130 Caroline Street
Orange, VA  22960
Telephone: 540-672-5366
http://www.orangecovahist.org

See also Gordonsville, Central Virginia

Page County

Page County Heritage Association
750 Middleburg Road
Luray, VA  22835
http://www.pagecountyheritage.com/

Patrick County

Patrick County Historical Society
116 West Blue Ridge Street
P.O. Box 1045
Stuart, VA  24171
E-mail: pcvahistory@gmail.com
Telephone: 276-694-2840 (Patrick County Historical Museum)
http://www.patcovahistory.org

Petersburg

No societies located.

Pittsylvania County

Pittsylvania Historical Society
P.O. Box 1148
Chatham, VA  24531
http://www.pittsylvaniahistoricalsociety.org

See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Portsmouth

The African American Historical Society of Portsmouth, Virginia
P.O. Box 2468
Portsmouth, VA  23704
http://www.blackhistoryportsmouth.org

Portsmouth Historical Association
221 North Street
Portsmouth, VA  23704
Hours: April–December, 12:30–4:30, Wednesday; 1:00–5:00, Saturday–Sunday.
Telephone: 757-393-0241 (Hill House)

Powhatan County

Powhatan Historical Society
The Old Jail
Powhatan Courthouse
Old Buckingham Road
P.O. Box 562
Powhatan, VA  23139
Telephone: 804-598-1139

Prince Edward County

Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society
P.O. Box 546
Farmville, VA  23901
http://www.fpehs.org

Prince George County

The Prince George County Historical Society
The Prince George County Regional Heritage Center
6406 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 452
Prince George, VA 23875
(804) 863-0212
E-mail: PGHistory@aol.com
http://www.princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org

Prince William County

Historic Prince William, Inc.
P.O. Box 1731
Prince William, VA  22195-1731
http://www.historicprincewilliam.org

The Occoquan Historical Society
Mill House Museum
PO Box 65, 413 Mill Street
Occoquan, VA 22125
E-mail: curator@occoquanhistoricalsociety.org
703-491-7525
http://www.occoquanhistoricalsociety.org/

See also Dumfries

Princess Anne County

See Virginia Beach

Pulaski County

See New River

Radford

See New River

Rappahannock County

Rappahannock Historical Society, Inc.
328 Gay Street
P.O. Box 261
Washington, VA  22747
E-mail:  rapphistsoc@comcast.net
Telephone: 540-675-1163
www.rappahannockhistsoc.org

Richmond (city)

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Greater Richmond, VA Chapter
PO Box 27833
Richmond, VA 23261
E-mail: aahgsrichmond@gmail.com
804-780-9093
http://www.aahgsrichmondva.com/

Richmond County

See Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Roanoke Valley

History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia
Suite 3
1 Market Square, SE
Roanoke, VA  24011
P.O. Box 1904
Roanoke, VA  24008
E-mail: info@history-museum.org
Telephone: 540-342-5770 (museum)
Fax: 540-224-1256
http://vahistorymuseum.org/

See also Vinton

Rockbridge County

Rockbridge Historical Society
101 East Washington Street
P.O. Drawer 1409
Lexington, VA, 24450-1409
Telephone: 540-464-1058
http://www.rockhist.org/

Rockingham County

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Bowman Road and High Street
P.O. Box 716
Dayton, VA  22821
E-mail: heritage@heritagecenter.com
Hours: 10:00-4:00, Monday-Saturday
Telephone: 540-879-2616 (library); 540-879-2681 (museum)
Fax: 540-879-2616
http://www.heritagecenter.com

Russell County

Russell County Historical Society
Russell County Public Library
P.O. Box 247
Lebanon, VA  24266
Telephone: 276-889-8044 (library)

See also Southwest Virginia

Salem

Salem Historical Society
c/o Salem Museum
801 East Main Street
Salem, VA  24153
E-mail: info@salemmuseum.org
Hours: 10:00–4:00, Tuesday–Friday; 12:00–5:00, Saturday
Telephone: 540-389-6760
http://www.salemmuseum.org

Scott County

Scott County Historical Society
154 Embar Street
Gate City, VA  24251
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaschs2/

Shenandoah County

Shenandoah County Historical Society
P.O. Box 506
Edinburg, VA  22824 
E-mail:  schs.va@gmail.com
Phone: 540-984-7842 (Voice Mail)
www.shenandoahcountyhistoricalsociety.org

New Market Historical Society Inc.
PO Box 141
New Market, VA 22844
http://www.newmarkethistoricalsociety.org/

Smyth County

Smyth County Historical and Museum Society, Inc.
105 East Strother Street (museum)
109 West Strother Street (historical society)
P.O. Box 710
Marion, VA  24354
Hours:  10:00–4:00, Friday and Saturday; special tour arrangements on other days

Southampton County

Southampton County Historical Society
33335 Statesville Road
Newsoms, VA  23874

Southside Virginia

Southside Virginia Genealogical Society
984 Camp Road
South Hill, Virginia 23970
https://sites.google.com/site/southsidegenealogy/

See also Brunswick, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg Counties

Southwest Virginia
(Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell, Washington Counties)

Southwest Virginia Historical and Preservation Society
105 Castle Avenue
Church Hill, TN  37642
E-mail:  toycollector@charter.net

See also Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell, Washington Counties

Spotsylvania County

Spotsylvania Historical Association
Spotsylvania County Museum
9019 Old Battlefield Blvd, Suite 100
P.O. Box 99
Spotsylvania, VA  22553
Telephone: 540-507-7278 (museum)
http://www.spotsylvaniamuseum.org

Stafford County

Stafford County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1664
Stafford, VA  22555

See also Northern Neck

Suffolk

Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
P.O. Box 1255
Suffolk, VA  23439-1255
E-mail: snhs@verizon.net
Telephone: 757-539-2781
http://www.suffolkhistory.org/

Surry County

Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc.
281 Bank Street
P.O. Box 262
Surry, VA 23883
E-mail: surryhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Telephone: 757-294-0404
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaschsm/

Sussex County

Sussex County, Virginia, Historical Society
P.O. Box 1361
Sussex, VA  23884

Tazewell County 

Historic Pocahontas Incorporated
124 East Water Street
P. O. Box 398
Pocahontas, VA 24635
Telephone: 276-945-2101

Tazewell County Historical Society, Inc.
100 E. Main Street (the Greever House)
P.O. Box 916
Tazewell, VA  24651
Hours: 10:30–1:00, Wednesday and Friday  
E-mail: tchs@netscope.net
Telephone: 276-988-4069  
http://www.tazewellhistory.org

See also Southwest Virginia

Tidewater Virginia

Hugh S. Watson Jr. Genealogical Society of Tidewater Virginia
14415 Old Courthouse Way (Library)
Newport News, VA  23608-3728
Telephone: 757-988-1055
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vatgs/

Vinton

Vinton Historical Society and Museum
210 E. Jackson Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Vinton, VA  24179
Telephone: 540-342-8634 (museum)
E-mail: info@vintonhistorymuseum.org
www.vintonhistorymuseum.org

See also Roanoke Valley

Virginia Beach

Princess Anne County Virginia Beach Historical Society
2040 Potters Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23454 
Telephone: 757-491-3490
http://www.virginiabeachhistory.org/

Virginia Beach Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 62901
Virginia Beach, VA  23466-2901
http://www.vbgsva.org

Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

(Franklin, Halifax, Henry, and Pittsylvania Counties)
Society Search Room
Danville Public Library
2nd Floor
511 Patton Street
Danville, VA 24541
P.O. Box 2272
Danville, VA 24541-2272
E-mail: vancsoc@gamewood.net
Telephone: (434) 250-1225 (long distance calls cannot be returned)
http://www.vancpgs.org

Warren County

Warren Heritage Society
101 Chester Street
Front Royal, VA  22630
Telephone: (540) 636-1446
http://warrenheritagesociety.org

Warwick County

Warwick County Historical Society
1810 Warwick Courthouse
14421 Old Courthouse Way
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 597-1728
http://www.warwickcounty.com

See also Tidewater Virginia

Washington County

Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, Inc.
306 Depot Square
P.O. Box 484
Abingdon, VA  24212-0484
Telephone: 276-623-8337
http://hswcv.org

See also Southwest Virginia

Waynesboro (city)

Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc.
420 West Main Street
P.O. Box 517,
Waynesboro, VA 22980
E-mail: info@waynesboroheritagefoundation.com
Telephone: (540) 943-3943
http://www.waynesboroheritagefoundation.com/

Westmoreland County

See Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Winchester

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
1340 South Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester, VA  22601
Telephone: 540-662-6550
http://www.winchesterhistory.org

Wise County

Wise County Historical Society
Room 250, Courthouse
Main Street
P.O. Box 368
Wise, VA  24293
Telephone: 276-328-6451
http://www.wisevahistoricalsoc.org/

Wythe County

Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association
165 South 11th Street
P.O. Box 1601
Wytheville, VA 24382
Telephone: 276-228-2445
http://wythecogha.org

Wythe County Historical Society
115 W. Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA  24382
E-mail: wch_library@wytheville.org
Telephone: 276-228-6061

York County

York County Historical Committee
P.O. Box 1345
Yorktown, VA  23692

York County Historical Society
12707 Mariners Court Apt. 12
Newport News, VA  23606

See also Tidewater Virginia

 

 Last revised, Thursday, September 13, 2018




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