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Nansemond was named after a tribe
of Native Americans who lived along
the Nansemond River when Jamestown was settled by English colonists
County was once located in the Virginia Colony and the Commonwealth of
Virginia in the United States. While it existed from 1646 untio
it is now considered an extinct county. The Virginia
London, in 1619, included Elizabeth Cittie in the area which became
Nansemond County. The Virginia Company lost it's proprietary
in 1624 and became a royal colony. The County Seat of Nansemond
was moved from Jarnigan's or Cohoon's Bridge, to a new town named
Suffolk, in 1750. Suffolk became an incorporated town in 1808,
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
on January 01, 1974. It assumed the name of Suffolk.
1890 Veteran's Census - Cypress
Community News - Charles E.
Nathan Brooks Prichard