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Norfolk County

Formation Date: 1691
Formed From: Lower Norfolk County Now extinct, incorporated into the city of Chesapeake in 1963

Image depicting location of Norfolk County
Norfolk County (extinct) probably was named by Adam Thoroughgood, a local resident, from his native county in England. It was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691. Norfolk County became extinct in 1963, when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the city of Chesapeake. The county seat was Portsmouth. See Chesapeake.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes