Poquoson (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Poquoson (Independent City)
Poquoson, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1952
Website www.poquoson-va.gov

County Information


The City of Poquoson is located in the Eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The term "poquoson" was used to describe a boundary line between 2 elevated tracts of land. Such a boundary contained a stream, river, or creek with its adjoining marsh which lay between 2 tracts of higher ground. Poquoson was used as a common noun and is found in many deeds along the eastern seaboard. Through the years the term became a proper noun for the land that lies between 2 such poquosons - the Old Poquoson River and the New Poquoson River. Hence, Poquoson, Virginia was established and has remained[1].


York County Courthouse, Yorktown, Va. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Poquoson aka York County Courthouse
500 City Hall Avenue
Poquoson, Virginia 23662

Phone: (757) 868-3000 | Fax: (757) 868-3101

The York County - Poquosin Courthouse
aka York County Circuit Court
300 Ballard St.
Yorktown, VA 23690

The courthouse serves both York County and the independent city of Poquoson.

The Records room is open from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM Monday through Friday and can be contacted by calling (757) 890-4103.

For additional records, see York County.


Parent County

1952: Poquoson was created from York County. [2]



  • Eastern Cemetery
  • Emmaus Cemetery
  • Trinity Cemetery
  • Weston Cemetery


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  1. http://www.ci.poquoson.va.us/271/History
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).