Suffolk and Nansemond County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Overview


Suffolk and Nansemond County are steeped in a rich heritage and form an extraordinary locality in southeastern Virginia. With a history dating to pre-colonial times, Nansemond County was formed from one of the original shires established by colonists. Many of the first settlers were attracted to the abundant rivers and woods that offered a grand supply of food and sport. They learned to farm the bountiful land and established the crop that would make them famous. The peanut became the cash crop for Suffolk, and ...
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Suffolk and Nansemond County are steeped in a rich heritage and form an extraordinary locality in southeastern Virginia. With a history dating to pre-colonial times, Nansemond County was formed from one of the original shires established by colonists. Many of the first settlers were attracted to the abundant rivers and woods that offered a grand supply of food and sport. They learned to farm the bountiful land and established the crop that would make them famous. The peanut became the cash crop for Suffolk, and it drew the railroads and businesses needed to sculpt the city into a commercial success.

This photographic history pays tribute to a brief but important portion of the people and places that comprised what was known as Nansemond County and is now the City of Suffolk. It provides a visual story of a community that has weathered three major fires as well as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and both World Wars. These images offer readers the chance to experience the ways in which generations of families have lived, worked, and played, and they portray many of the houses and establishments that have been transformed or are completely gone. Look back to the first Peanut Festival in 1941, see how school children dressed in the 1930s, and view Main Street when it was at its height of popularity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738514215
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/15/2002
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,405,347
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Frances Watson Clark, who grew up in Suffolk and whose family has lived here for generations, has put together a snapshot of Suffolk's past people and places by coupling vintage photographs with informative captions. Join her on a journey that is sure to inspire reminiscences from longtime residents and entertain newcomers who have only heard about Suffolk's enchanting history and heritage.
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