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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nansemond County / Norfolk County

 
 
Nansemond County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
1. Nansemond County Marker
Inscription.
Nansemond County.
Area 423 Square Miles.
Formed in 1637 from New Norfolk County, it was first called Upper Norfolk County, but in 1642 it was named Nansemond for an Indian Tribe. Dismal Swamp is partly in this county.

Norfolk County.
Area 415 Square Miles.
Formed in 1637, when New Norfolk County was divided into Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk. The name is that of an English County. The battle of Great Bridge, 1775, took place in this county, and in the waters near its shores the warship Merrimac performed her exploits, 1862.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-235.)
 
Location. 36° 46.253′ N, 76° 27.824′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on U.S. 58 (U.S. 460) west of the Hampton Roads Airport, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker can be seen on the highway just as you cross into Suffolk from Chesapeake. Located west of Hampton Roads Executive Airport between I 664 and Nansemond Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pig Point Battery (approx.
Nansemond County / Norfolk County Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
2. Nansemond County / Norfolk County Marker
Norfolk County side of marker
2 miles away); Sunray (approx. 3 miles away); Revolutionary Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away); Florence Graded School (approx. 3.9 miles away); James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 4 miles away); Glebe Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hargrove's Tavern (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bennett's Home (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the northern end of the Great Dismal Swamp.
 
Regarding Nansemond County / Norfolk County. Nansemond County is an extinct Virginia county. The county became the independent city of Nansemond in July 1972 and in 1974 merged with the city of Suffolk. Suffolk was incorporated as a town in 1808, and as a city in 1910.

Norfolk County is also an extinct Virginia county. After the Civil War, portions of Norfolk County were lost as they became part of the separate independent cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and the former city of South Norfolk. In 1963 the remaining portions were consolidated
Nansemond County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
3. Nansemond County Marker
with the city of South Norfolk to form the City of Chesapeake.
 
Categories. Native AmericansPolitical Subdivisions
 
Nansemond County / Norfolk County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. Nansemond County / Norfolk County Marker
Nansemond County / Norfolk County Marker, looking west along US 58, US 13 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
5. Nansemond County / Norfolk County Marker, looking west along US 58, US 13
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   3. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Better photo of the Nansemond County side of this marker • Exact GPS coordinates. Itís near the city line, but it was moved when the highway was widened. Is it in Suffolk or is it in Chesapeake? • Can you help?
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