York-Poquoson History

Location: York County, Virginia

I am retired from the York/Poquoson Sheriff's Office after 24 1/2 years. I am currently employed at Weymouth Funeral Home in Newport News VA and Riverside Hospital also in Newport News. I am president and co-founder of the York County Historical Society. I am also on the York County Historical Museum Board, associate member of the York County Historical Committee, Poquoson Historical Society, Nicolas Maritau Decsendants Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution,West Virginia Genealogical Society and the U.S.S. Yosemite AD-19 Veterans Association. I am also a thirty year Parrothead. I am a 12th generation York County native even though I was born in Cocoa Beach FL.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Plans for New Book
The York County Historical Society is planning an Arcadia book on the Dare and Grafton sections of York County. Arcadia is a leading publisher of books on local history.
With very exceptions, almost every book on York County is about Yorktown. In fact almost every other history organization is centered around Yorktown. It is important to remember that York County is made up of other communities besides Yorktown.
The book will contain chapters on Dare-Grafton families, businesses, people and landmarks. I plan of including the Green, Wainwright, Smith, White, Presson, Wornom, Wilson,Amory, Rowe and many other area families.
We plan to include the stores at the corner of Dare and Lakeside,Smith Railway, Green's Barber Shop, Amory Funeral Home,Dare Instrument,Grafton Garage among many others.
Providence Methodist Church and Grafton Christian Church as well as the other Dare and Grafton Churches will be featured.
If you want to help contact me at: jfgreen@hoads.net or yorkcountyhistory@yahoo.com
This ought to be a fun and worthwhile project.