Email: nmhs@newmarkethistoricalsociety.org

WELCOME to New Market VIRGINIA!

The New Market Historical Society, Inc. (NMHS) is a non-profit organization that encourages the discovery and preservation of historical homes, buildings and other significant sites along with pictures and documents related to the New Market area. The Town of New Market has been listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places since 1972. There are 40 pre-Civil War buildings in the town.
The New Market Historical Society begins the year with its annual dinner meeting on the 4th Thursday in January. It then meets at 7:00 pm the fourth Thursday of March, May, July and September as well as the third Thursday in November. The meetings are usually held in the New Market Town Council Chambers on John Sevier Rd. in New Market although sometimes we meet at nearby historic locations.
Speakers discuss topics of local historical interest and refreshments are provided. Our meetings are open to the general public and except for our annual dinner meeting, meetings are "free".

We hope you will make plans to attend one of our meetings.


  • Next Meeting - ?

    With the near future of the COVID-19 virus questionable we are reluctant to schedule any 2022 meetings until there is some positive indication that we will be meeting safely. We are always looking for programs and the scope is open to any type of local history, Civil War or not. There is more to the New Market area than the Civil War although we seem to find it difficult to ignore it for more than a couple of meetings. So let us know your ideas and watch this website for announcements of new programs when we feel safe to begin scheduling them.
    It has been decided that we will NOT hold our January dinner meeting in 2022 or collect annual dues for 2022.

    Have a safe and happy 2021 holiday season.


  • Last Meeting - November 18
    The Story of John Rodgers Meigs
    Presented by Jerry Biller

    It was our first meeting in the New Market Town Council Chamber since the November 21, 2019 presentation on Civil War Medicine presented by Jake Wynn.
    NMHS member Jerry Biller presented the history of John Rodgers Meigs, the son of Brigadier General Montgomery (Monty) C. Meigs who served as Quartermaster General of the U. S. Army during and after the Civil War. On Oct. 3, 1864, Meigs was shot and killed while returning from a surveying assignment with 2 enlisted men as he overtook 3 Confederate cavalrymen on the Swift Run Gap. Believing that Meigs had been murdered by Confederate partisans, Sheridan ordered the town of Dayton burned to the ground. Light refreshments were served after the presentation.


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  • New Market Town Hall

    9418 John Sevier Road.

    Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers at the New Market Town Hall.

  • Directions to Town Hall

    You can get driving directions to Town Hall from any location using Google Maps by clicking the map above.

  • What's in a logo?

    Our logo deserves a little more than a passing glance at the top of the page. It was designed by Jean Caggiano, a charter member of NMHS. In case you never thought about the lines under our name in the logo, watch the transformation above to see what it represents.
    Thanks again Jean.