Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Nansemond County / Norfolk County
Area 423 Square Miles.
Area 415 Square Miles.
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. Touch 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pig Point Battery ( approx. Sunray ( approx. 3 miles away); Site of the Nansemond Indian Public School #9 ( approx. 3.6 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Categories. • Native Americans • Political Subdivisions •
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 1,385 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 24, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. 3. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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?