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Norfolk, City of

Established: 1680
Town Incorporated: 1736
City Incorporated: 1845 Annexed town of Berkeley in 1906

Image depicting location of Norfolk, City of
Norfolk was located in Norfolk County, which is now extinct. The city took the name from the former home of an early settler, Adam Thoroughgood, who was a native of the county of Norfolk in England. Norfolk was established in 1680 by an act of assembly. It was incorporated as a town in 1736 and as a city in 1845. Norfolk was enlarged in 1906 by annexation of the town of Berkeley. The population is 234,403 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes