Southampton County Historical Society

Southampton County Historical Society

Founded 1964

Franklin, Virginia..........................................................................Courtland, Virginia

After a bit of a break, I have resumed duties as webmaster for the Southampton County Historical Society.
Please be patient as I am rebuilding the site but please email me any broken links or other site information to
[email protected]
Please only use this email address for website information or questions.
Thank you
Cliff Hedgepeth Website Manager

Redesign in Progress

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Southampton County Historical Society Group
Updated March 11, 2009
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Annual Membership is $15.00 per person and $25.00 for couples. Send check payable to

Southampton County Historical Society

Don Richards, Richwood Graphics, 209 N. Main St., Franklin, 23851

Southampton Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Located beside Blount Building in Courtland, Va.
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 1- 5pm
Admission $2.00
The Southampton Agriculture and Forestry Museum has an extensive collection of items relating to farm life and the lumber industry. There are a number of buildings to include an old farm house, a country store, and a sawmill, just to mention a few. Well worth a stop .
Rochelle-Prince House
Located across from courthouse in Courtland, Va.

The Rochelle-Prince House, also owned by the Southampton County Historical Society, merits a visit while in Courtland. Located on Main Street, the house was built around 1814 by Dr. Henry Gray and served as the home of James Rochelle, clerk of court for 20 years. The house has been completely restored and is open 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2-4 pm and by appointment March through November.
Admission is free.

Southampton County Historical Society booklist

Southampton County Historical Society Cemetery Project

Other Historical Socities
Isle of Wight Historical Society
Suffolk/Nansemond Historical Society
Surry County Historical Society
Sussex County Historical Society
Genealogical Society of Tidewater
Dendron Historical Society

Surry, Sussex and Southampton Railway
Dismal Swamp Operations of Camp Manufacturing Company

Other Useful Information
Many Interesting and Useful Links
Documenting The South (From UNC, Excellent Site)
1624 Virginia Colony Census
Early Virginia Religious Petitions(Very Interesting!!!!)
Early Black Creek Baptist Records (Takes a while to load but worth it.)
City of Franklin Homepage
Southampton Archives from USGENWEB
Southampton Census from USAGENWEB
The First Documentary of The Southampton Insurrection of 1831- see booklist
The Confessions of Nat Turner(From UNC)
The Corbitts of Virginia
Drewry Family History
They Crossed the Blackwater( an E Book by Pete Joyner)

Military Information
List of Korean War Vets
Find an old Military Buddy
Southampton County Military Units
Southampton County War of 1812 Rosters
War of 1812-Virginia Society
Southampton County Confederate Units
Southampton County Confederates
Nansemond County Confederates
Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization
Biography of William Mahone from VMI Archives
Army of the Cumberland (George Thomas info)
Confederate Pension Applications

Interesting Links
Virginia GenWeb Photo Album
Genealogical Society of Tidewater
Dendron Historical Society(Mostly Surry Lumber Company)
The Virginia State Library
Virginia Historical Society
Mark Murphy's Genealogy Website(Lots of neat local stuff)
The Museum of The Confederacy
Certified Genealogists specializing in Virginia
Southampton County GenWeb
My Virginia and North Carolina Genealogical Exchange(Lots of stuff)
Genealogy Resources on the Internet

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