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

Isle of Wight County / Nansemond County

 
 
Isle of Wight County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Isle of Wight County Marker
Inscription.
Isle of Wight County
Area 314 Square Miles


One of the original Shires formed in 1634. Its name was at first Warrascoyack, changed in 1637 to Isle of Wight. Of the oldest churches in the United States is in this county.

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.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z 243.)
 
Location. 36° 47.714′ N, 76° 41.212′ W. Marker is near Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on Pruden Boulevard (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles east of Ennis Mill Road (County Route 690), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven Confederate Brothers (approx. 2.6 miles away); Civil War Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 3.1 miles away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. 6.1 miles away); Dumpling Island (approx. 6.2 miles
Nansemond County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Nansemond County Marker
away); a different marker also named Siege of Suffolk (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nansemond Indian Villages (approx. 6.7 miles away); Early History of Suffolk (approx. 7 miles away); First Suffolk Church (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Regarding Isle of Wight County / Nansemond County. Nansemond County Eliminated: In 1972 Nansemond made an independent city with the towns of Holland and Whaleyville. In 1974 Suffolk and Nansemond were consolidated to form the independent city of Suffolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nansemond County, Virginia. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 2, 2014.) 

2. Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 2, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
US 460 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. US 460 (facing west)
US 460 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
4. US 460 (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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