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

Nansemond County Virginia

 
 
Nansemond County Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
1. Nansemond County Virginia Marker
Notice the NC/VA milepost just in front of the marker.
Inscription. 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 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 (Route 32) near Adams Swamp Road in North Carolina, 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); 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.
Nansemond County Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 1, 2007
2. Nansemond County Virginia Marker
This marker sits on the Carolina/Virginia Border. Other than parking in someone’s 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. 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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