Early History of Suffolk

Early History of Suffolk (HM1GE2)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.333', W 76° 34.961'

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A community developed here in the 1720s around John Constant's wharf, dwelling, and tobacco warehouse. The Virginia House of Burgesses chartered the town of Suffolk in 1742. It was incorporated as a town in 1808 and as a city in 1910; in 1974 it merged with Nansemond County. American troops occupied Suffolk during the Revolutionary War and a British force burned it on 13 May 1779. The Marquis de Lafayette visited the town in February 1825 during his American tour. Union forces held Suffolk for most of the Civil War. The town suffered disastrous fires in 1837, 1885, and 1888 but was quickly rebuilt each time.
HM NumberHM1GE2
Marker NumberK 251
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358693 N 4067074
Decimal Degrees36.73888333, -76.58268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.333', W 76° 34.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 19.98" N, 76° 34' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 676-702 US-460 BUS, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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