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Historical Background Items of Interest

Hornbook of Virginia History

An extinct County, probably named by Adam Thoroughgood, a local resident, for the English County. Formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691 with Portsmouth as the county seat. It was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk in 1963 to form the city of Chesapeake.

The area of Norfolk County encompassed the present day cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake. Chesapeake was named for the Chesapeake Bay

Parishes Histories Overview Click Here

1.Elizabeth River Parish (1691- ),

A. Overview of Parish Register

B. Births from Parish Register

C. St. Paul Church (History of )

2.Portsmouth Parish (1761-),

3. Saint Brides Parish (1761- )

A. 1850 List of People who Died in Saint Brides Parish

A Guide to the Old Dominion

The first county courthouse, erected 1691-93, stood on land later part of Norfolk City, and was burned by Dunmore in 1776.

Websites with Norfolk Co History


A History of the Ravages of the Yellow Fever In Norfolk, Virginia, A. D. 1855

Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment</font 

A web site with some Norfolk County lines, transcriptions of some Norfolk County records, and some historical items.

Early Names, Boundaries, and Religion 

Gives the genesis of Norfolk County and the reason for its name.


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