Lower Norfolk County was divided in 1691 into Norfolk County and Princess Anne County
Source: Newberry Library, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Norfolk County was created in 1691. Lower Norfolk County, which had been created in 1637, was divided into Norfolk County and Princess Anne County. That division in 1691 ended the existence of Lower Norfolk County.
In 1902, the size of Norfolk County was reduced when the independent cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth were created. In addition to later annexations which added land to the cities and reduced the acreage in the county, the independent City of South Norfolk was chartered in 1921.
In 1963, the City of South Norfolk and Norfolk County consolidated to create the new city of Chesapeake. Norfolk County survived for 272 years, between 1691-1963.1
Norfolk County disappeared in 1963, when the City of South Norfolk and Norfolk County consolidated to form the independent City of Chesapeake.1
Norfolk County existed between 1691-1963
Source: Library of Congress, Map of Norfolk County, Va.: made for and published by authority of the Board of Supervisors (1887)