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County History
Nansemond was named after a tribe of Native Americans who lived along the Nansemond River when Jamestown was settled by English colonists around 1607. 
Nansemond County was once located in the Virginia Colony and the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.  While it existed from 1646 untio 1972, it is now  considered an extinct county.  The Virginia Company of London, in 1619, included Elizabeth Cittie in the area which became Nansemond County.  The Virginia Company lost it's proprietary charter in 1624 and became a royal colony.  The County Seat of Nansemond County was moved from Jarnigan's or Cohoon's Bridge, to a new town named Suffolk, in 1750.  Suffolk became an incorporated town in 1808, and in 1910, an independent city. 
The County Seat and courts remained in Suffolk after Suffolk became politically independent of Nansemond County.  In July 1972, Nansemond County became an independent city named Nansemond.  The new city merged with the existing city of Suffolk on January 01, 1974.  It assumed the name of Suffolk.


Online Data



Death Records

Family Bibles

County History


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

County Updates :
Sept 2014
1883 Pensioners

Nov 2012
Solon Borland Biography

May 2012
Suffolk Parish History
1890 Veteran's Census - Cypress District

Jan 2012
Community News - Charles E. Sumner Fire

Dec 2011
Nathan Brooks Prichard Biography
Lynhaven Parish



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