Place:Norfolk (county), Virginia, United States

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NameNorfolk (county)
Alt namesNorfolk County
Norfolksource: WeRelate Agent
TypeFormer county
Located inVirginia, United States     (1691 - )
Contained Places
Independent city
Norfolk (independent city) ( - 1845 )
Portsmouth ( - 1858 )


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Norfolk County was a county of the South Hampton Roads in eastern Virginia in the United States that was created in 1691. After the American Civil War, for a period of about 100 years, portions of Norfolk County were lost and the territory of the county reduced as they became parts of the separate and growing cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth and South Norfolk.

In 1963, the remaining portions of Norfolk County were consolidated with the much smaller city of South Norfolk to form the new city of Chesapeake, a name selected by voters. Although organized as a city, and one of the larger in Virginia, Chesapeake has both busy suburban and industrial areas and mostly rural sections, including a large portion of the Great Dismal Swamp and large tracts of preserved forest land.

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Norfolk County is a former county.


Timeline

Date Event Source
1691 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1691 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1691 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1706 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1723 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 14,524
1800 19,419
1810 22,872
1820 23,943
1830 24,806
1840 27,569
1850 33,036
1860 36,227
1870 46,702
1880 58,657
1890 77,038
1900 50,780
1910 52,744
1920 57,358
1930 30,082
1940 35,828
1950 99,937
1960 51,612

Note: C26, and C30.. Chesapeake city, formed through combination of Norfolk County and South Norfolk city (1963); see note C26.

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