Lower Norfolk County

New Norfolk County was created in 1636, then eliminated by division into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk County in 1637
New Norfolk County was created in 1636, then eliminated by division into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk County in 1637
Source: Newberry Library,
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

In 1637, the House of Burgesses divided New Norfolk County into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk County.

In 1646, Upper Norfolk County was renamed Nansemond County. That jurisdiction became the City of Nansemond in 1972, but it lasted as an independent city for only two years. The City of Nansemond became part of the City of Suffolk in 1974.

Lower Norfolk County included the land that is now part of the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. It was split in 1691, to create Norfolk County in the west and Princess Anne County in the east.

Norfolk County disappeared in 1963, when it became part of the City of Chesapeake.1

Elizabeth City County

"Missing" Counties of Virginia

Nansemond County

New Norfolk County

Norfolk County

Nansemond County

Upper Norfolk County

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References

1. "Norfolk County," Library of Virginia, https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/locality.asp?CountyID=VA195; "Nansemond County," Library of Virginia, https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/locality.asp?CountyID=VA187; "Virginia: Consolidated Chronology of State and County Boundaries," Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Newberry Library, https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/VA_Consolidated_Chronology.htm#Consolidated_Chronology (last checked October 8, 2020)
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