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 - November 18 - 6:30
    The Story of John Rodgers Meigs
    New Market Town Council Chambers

    NMHS member Jerry Biller delves into the story of John Rodgers Meigs, an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. On Oct. 3, 1864, while returning from a surveying assignment with 2 enlisted men, he overtook 3 Confederate cavalrymen on the Swift Run Gap and was shot and killed. Believing that Meigs had been murdered by Confederate partisans, Sheridan ordered the town of Dayton burned to the ground.
    Find out the “rest of the story” at this program.
    Guests are invited.

  • Last Meeting - September 23
    Annual Potluck picnic
    the Ros and Joanne Poplar Home

    The rain finally quiit, a Fall coolness filled the air and 18 NMHS members and guests accepted the kind invitation from Ros and Joanne Polar to picnic on their lawn. This was the first NMHS event since our January Dinner Meeting on January 23, 2020 due to recommended COVID protocols. After a potluck picnic dinner the visitors were treated to a tour iof the Poplar's late 1700's home on the original Jacob Holeman 1749 land grant. We thank the Polar's for their hospitality and hope this meeting is a sign that NMHS events have returned.

    Meeting Archives

  • 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.