Portsmouth, City of
Town Incorporated: 1836
City Incorporated: 1858
Portsmouth was located in Norfolk County, which is now extinct. It was named by its founder, William Crawford, for the English seaport and was established in 1752. Portsmouth was incorporated as a town in 1836 and as a city in 1858. The population is 100,565 according to the 2000 census.
Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes