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

Nansemond County Virginia/North Carolina

 
 
Nansemond County Virginia Marker (south side) image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
1. Nansemond County Virginia Marker (south side)
Notice the NC/VA milepost just in front of the marker.
Inscription. (south side)
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 side)
North Carolina

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
North Carolina Marker (north side) image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, August 18, 2017
2. North Carolina Marker (north side)
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); Jericho Ditch (approx. 11.4 miles away); North West Canal (approx. 11.4 miles away); Glencoe (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 AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Nansemond County Virginia Marker, facing north. image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
3. Nansemond County Virginia Marker, facing north.
Nansemond County Virginia/North Carolina marker in year 2017. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, September 9, 2017
4. Nansemond County Virginia/North Carolina marker in year 2017.
Notice that the “Welcome to Virginia” sign now reads, “Virginia is for Lovers.” And a small stone that once stood at its right in the October 1, 2007 photos is gone.
A closeup of Z-273 North Carolina, facing south. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, August 18, 2017
5. A closeup of Z-273 North Carolina, facing south.
An overgrowth of bushes and tree branches conceals the markerís north side inscription.
A wide shot of the Z-273 North Carolina/Nansemond County marker, facing south. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, August 17, 2017
6. A wide shot of the Z-273 North Carolina/Nansemond County marker, facing south.
Most motorist traveling south on Carolina Road (Route 32) probably overlook the markerís north side (on west side of road) because of the brush. In the photo (on east side of road), are the “Welcome to North Carolina” sign and marker A-35 "North Carolina/Virginia.” Eureka Baptist Church is the red building in the far center background.
The south side of Z-273 Nansemond County/North Carolina marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, September 9, 2017
7. The south side of Z-273 Nansemond County/North Carolina marker.
On the opposite side of the highway is marker, “A-35 North Carolina/Virginia” and the backside of the sign, “Welcome to North Carolina.”(pictured left).
A closeup of the boundary markerís face. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, August 17, 2017
8. A closeup of the boundary markerís face.
The year 1887 is engraved on the front of this stone.
A closeup of the boundary markerís north side. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, August 17, 2017
9. A closeup of the boundary markerís north side.
The letters “VA” are craved on the left side of the stone.
A closeup of the boundary markerís north side. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, September 9, 2017
10. A closeup of the boundary markerís north side.
The letters “NC” are craved on the right side of the stone. There also appears to be a letter “A.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 96 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2017, 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.
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