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Historical and Genealogical Societies in Virginia

Virginia Genealogical Society
1950 Byrd Ave., Suite 104
Richmond, VA 23230
804-285-8954 (voice mail)
email: VaGenSoc@aol.com
http://www.vgs.org

Virginia Historical Society

AccomackCounty - 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

Alleghany County
Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society
515 East Pine Street
Covington, VA  24426

Alleghany County Historical Society
149 N. Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 384
Covington, VA  24426
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
AppomattoxCounty 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
Email: 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
Email: 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
Email:  brunswickmuseum@peoplepc.com

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

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

Caroline County
See also Tidewater Virginia
Caroline Historical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 324
Bowling Green, VA  22427

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  (CarrollCounty Historical Society Museum)

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

Charles City County
See also Tidewater Virginia
Charles CityCounty 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

Charlotte County
Charlotte County Historical and Genealogical Society LLC
600 David Bruce Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
www.cchgva.com

Charlottesville see Albemarle County, Central Virginia

Chesapeake
Norfolk County Historical Society
Wallace Memorial Room
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA  23322
Telephone: 757-382-6591 (library)
http://www.chesapeake.lib.va.us/site-page/norfolk-county-historical-society

Chesterfield County
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 (CraigCounty Historical Society Museum)

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 188
Cumberland, VA  23040

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

Dickenson County
See also Southwest Virginia
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

Dinwiddie County
Dinwiddie County Historical Society
14101 Boydton Plank Road
P.O. Box 153
Dinwiddie, VA  23841
804-469-5346
http://www.dinwiddiehistory.org/about.html

Dumfries
See also Prince William County
Historic Dumfries, Virginia, Inc.
3944 Cameron Street
P.O. Box 26
Dumfries, VA  22026
E-mail: weemsbotts@msn.com
Telephone: 703-221-2218 (Weems-Botts Museum)
http://www.historicdumfries.com/

Eastern Shore (Accomack, Northampton Counties)
See also Cape Charles
Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405
P.O. Box 206
Machipongo, VA 23405-0206
727-678-5550
http://barrierislandscenter.com/

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

Essex County
See also Tidewater Virginia
Essex County Museum and Historical Society
218 Water Lane
P.O. Box 404
Tappahannock, VA  22560
804-443-4690
http://essexmuseum.org
See also 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
Email:  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 FairfaxCounty, 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 EdwardCounty

Fauquier County
Afro-American Historical Association of FauquierCounty
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
See also Botetourt County
Historic Fincastle, Inc.
P.O. Box 19
Fincastle, VA  24090
E-mail: hfi@hisfin.org
Telephone: 540-473-3077
http://www.hisfin.org/

Floyd County
Floyd County Historical Society
P.O. Box 292
Floyd, VA  24091
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
See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
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://www.franklincountyvirginiahistoricalsoc.org

Frederick County - See Winchester

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

Gloucester County
See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula
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

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
See also OrangeCounty
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

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

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

Greensville County
Greensville County Historical Society
P.O. Box 29
Emporia, VA  23847

Greensville County Genealogy Society
100 Spring Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Telephone: 434-634-2539
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vagcgs

Gum Springs - See FairfaxCounty 
See also Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society

Halifax County
See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
Halifax County Historical Society
700 Bruce Street
P.O. Box 601
South Boston, VA  24592
Telephone: 434-753-2137
http://www.halifaxcountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Hampton
See also Tidewater Virginia
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
www.hampton1610.com

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
See also Tidewater Virginia
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

Harrisonburg - See RockinghamCounty

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

Henry County 
See also Martinsville and the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
Bassett Historical Center
3964 Fairystone Park Highway
Bassett, VA  24055
Telephone: 276-629-9191
Fax: 276-629-9840
http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/

Herndon 
See also Fairfax County
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

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

Hopewell
Historic Hopewell Foundation, Inc.
603 Brown Avenue
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
See also Tidewater Virginia
James City County Historical Commission
101-A Mounts Bay Road
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8784
Telephone: 757-253-6685 (James CityCounty Planning Commission)

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

King George County 
See also Northern Neck
See also Tidewater Virginia
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

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

Lancaster County 
See also Northern Neck
See also Tidewater Virginia
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 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
P.O. Box 1172
Louisa, VA  23093
E-mail:  louisahistory@verizon.net
Hours:  April through October, 12:00–2:00, Thursday and Friday
www.louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org
See also Central Virginia

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

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

Martinsville 
See also Henry County and Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
Martinsville-HenryCounty Historical Society
1 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 432
Martinsville, VA  24115

Mathews County
See also Tidewater Virginia
Mathews County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 855
Mathews, VA  23109
See also Middle Peninsula

Mecklenburg County
See also Southside Virginia
Mecklenburg County Historical Society
Prestwould Foundation
P.O. Box 872
Clarksville, VA  23927

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
See also Central Virginia
Nelson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 474
Lovingston, VA  22949  

New Kent County
New Kent Historical Society
Old Jail, Courthouse Complex
P.O. Box 24
New Kent, VA  23124
Hours: Monday, 9:00–12:00; also by appointment.
Telephone: 804-966-1376 (answering service)

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 also Tidewater Virginia

NorfolkCounty - 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)
See also King George, Lancaster, Stafford Counties, Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula
Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
15482 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 716
Montross, VA  22520
Telephone: (804) 493-1862
http://nnvhs.org/

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 
See also Northern Neck
See also Tidewater Virginia
Northumberland County Historical Society
86 Back Street
P.O. Box 221
Heathsville, VA 22473
Email: nchs@kaballero.com
Telephone: 804-580-8581
http://www.northumberlandvahistory.org/
See also 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 
See also Gordonsville, Central Virginia
Orange County Historical Society, Inc.
130 Caroline Street
Orange, VA  22960
Telephone: 540-672-5366
http://www.orangecovahist.org  

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
Telephone: 276-694-2840 (PatrickCounty Historical Museum)

No societies located for Petersburg

Pittsylvania County 
See also the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society
Pittsylvania Historical Society
P.O. Box 1148
Chatham, VA  24531
http://www.pittsylvaniahistoricalsociety.org

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
Email: PGHistory@aol.com
http://www.princegeorgevahistoricalsociety.org

Prince William County 
See also Dumfries
Historic Prince William, Inc.
P.O. Box 1731
Prince William, VA  22195-1731
Telephone: 703-754-8191  
http://www.historicprincewilliam.org

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
Email: aahgsrichmond@gmail.com
804.780.9093
http://www.aahgsrichmondva.com/

Richmond County - See Northern Neck
See also Tidewater Virginia, Middle Peninsula

Roanoke Valley
See also Vinton
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/

Rockbridge County
Rockbridge Historical Society
101 East Washington Street
P.O. Drawer 1409
Lexington, VA, 24450-1409
Telephone: 540-464-1058

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

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
See also Brunswick, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg Counties
Southside Virginia Genealogical Society
984 Camp Road
South Hill, Virginia 23970
https://sites.google.com/site/southsidegenealogy/

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

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

Spotsylvania County
Spotsylvania Historical Association
Spotsylvania County Museum
8956 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 64
Spotsylvania, VA  22553
Telephone: 540-582-7167 (museum)

Stafford County 
See also Northern Neck
Stafford County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1664
Stafford, VA  22555
http://www.staffordcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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 
See also Southwest Virginia
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

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

Vinton 
See also Roanoke Valley
Vinton Historical Society and Museum
210 E. Jackson Avenue
Vinton, VA  24179
Telephone: 540-342-8634 (museum)

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:  540-636-0702; 540-636-1446 (Administration); 540-636-9947 (Archives)  

WarwickCounty
Warwick County Historical Society
1810 Warwick Courthouse
14421 Old Courthouse Way
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 645-6659
http://www.warwickcounty.com

See also Tidewater Virginia

Washington County 
See also Southwest Virginia
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

Westmoreland County - See Northern Neck
See also 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
115 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 1601
Wytheville, VA 24382
Telephone: 276-228-2445

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

York County
See also Tidewater Virginia
York County Historical Committee
P.O. Box 1345
Yorktown, VA  23692

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

No societies located for Charlotte.

For corrections to this directory, please contact:

Sarah Huggins
Reference Librarian
The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-8000
E-mail: sarah.huggins@lva.virginia.gov.804-692-3777

 

 Last revised, Friday, August 29, 2014