Norfolk County Marker, Z-112
Formed in 1637, when New Norfolk County was divided into Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk. The name is that of an English county. The battle of Great Bridge, 1775, took place in this county, and in the waters near its shores the warship Merrimac performed her exploits in 1862.
Marker reported missing, no Commonwealth or Federal replacement funding available. Will only be replaced if a private sponsor funds replacement. Created in 1637 as Lower Norfolk County. Lower Norfolk County was split into Norfolk County and Princess Anne County in 1691. Norfolk County was merged into the independent city of Chesapeake on January 1, 1963. It is now known as Chesapeake. Princess Anne county was merged into the independent city of Virginia Beach on January 1, 1963. That area is now known as Virginia Beach.
Year On Marker:
Isle of Wight County
Physical Description of Location:
Suffolk, VA 23435. Located on Nansemond Pkwy (Rt. 337), 1.25 miles west of the intersection of Nansemond Pkwy (Rt. 337) and I-664. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Nansemond Pkwy (Rt. 337).
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