Norfolk County

In 1691, Norfolk County was created from Lower Norfolk County. Though Charles I is credited with naming New Norfolk County, the progenitor of Upper and Lower Norfolk counties, Adam Thoroughgood is credited with naming Norfolk County.

Thoroughgood was a prominent resident of the colony. Like so many others at that time, he had been born in England and migrated to Virginia, and named the new county after his original "home" county back across the Atlantic Ocean.

Norfolk County disappeared in 1963, when the city of South Norfolk and Norfolk County consolidated to form the City of Chesapeake.


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