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.
Year On Marker: 1931
Geographic Location: Suffolk
Physical Description of Location: 5410-5516 Portsmouth Boulevard (US 58-460-13), Suffolk, VA 23434. Marker is on right when traveling west on Portsmouth Boulevard, about 1 mile past Hamtpon Roads Executive Airport.
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