The Resource Nansemond County (Va.) Records

Nansemond County (Va.) Records

Nansemond County (Va.) Records, 1866-1940 circa
Nansemond County (Va.) Records
Inclusive dates
1866-1940 circa
Nansemond County (Va.) Records, 1866-1940 circa, include records from the following series Land Records, presominantly deeds and plats; Court Records; Treasurer Records; Marriage Records and Vital Statistics such as Registers of Births; Miscellaneous Records such as Mechanics Liens and Crop Lies; Business Records; and Fiduciary Records such as Lists of Heirs
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Biographical or historical data
  • Nansemond County was created as Upper Norfolk County by 1640 and in 1642 was renamed Nansemond County for the Nansemond Indians, who lived in the area in the early seventeenth century. The county seat was Suffolk. The county became the independent city of Nansemond on 1 July 1972, and on 1 January 1974 Nansemond merged with the city of Suffolk. The entire area is now known as Suffolk.
  • Records were destroyed in three separate fires: the earliest consumed the house of the court clerk in April 1734 (where the records were kept at that time), the second was set by British troops in 1779, and the last occurred on 7 February 1866.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
Nansemond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Nansemond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Nansemond County (Va.) Records
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Suffolk (City)
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Suffolk (City) Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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