Near Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Nansemond County Virginia/North Carolina
Nansemond County Virginia
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.
North Carolina was one of the original thirteen states. The first settlement was made on Roanoke Island, 1585, but was not permanent. Settlers from Virginia occupied the Albemarle Region before 1663, in which year the colony of Carolina was founded.
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-273.)
Location. 36° 33.044′ N, 76° 34.527′ W. Marker is near Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on Carolina Road (Virginia Route 32) 0.4 miles north of Corapeake Road (County Route 1331), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is at the state line, closer to Corapeake, North Carolina than to downtown Suffolk, but it is inside the city line. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina / Virginia (a few steps from this marker in North Carolina); First Post Road (approx. 1.2 miles away in North Carolina); George Washington (approx. 4.6 miles away in North Carolina); Dismal Town (approx. 6.8 miles away); Washington Ditch (approx. 6.9 miles away); Somerton Friends Meeting (approx. 11.2 miles away); George Fox Monument (approx. 11.2 miles away); Jericho Ditch (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
More about this marker. This marker sits on the Carolina/Virginia Border. Other than parking in someoneís front yard, there is no where to park close to this marker. This marker is the same as Marker Z-235 on Route 58 heading South.
Regarding Nansemond County Virginia/North Carolina. Nansemond County is an extinct 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.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 4. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. 7, 8. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. 9. submitted on September 14, 2017. 10. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.