The Resource Norfolk County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records

Norfolk County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records

Norfolk County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1719-1925
Norfolk County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records
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Norfolk County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records, 1719-1925, consist of the following records: road petitions – includes orders, reports, and plats if filed with petitions; road applications; road reports – includes orders if filed with reports and commissioner’s reports; road orders not filed with reports or petitions; road accounts – includes payments and claims; road overseer records – includes papers related to overseers, viewers, and surveyors such as petitions, applications, orders, communication to courts, appointments, resignations, and bonds; road hand records; medical excuses from road work; jury records related to roads; miscellaneous road records – includes orders of publication, court correspondence related to roads, writs of ad quod damnum, petitions for writs of mandamus, builder’s bonds, plats, receipts, summons, contracts, road commissioner appointments, petitions for road trustees, road fines collected, board of supervisor papers related to roads, turnpike and drawbridge company papers; bridge records – includes petitions, memorials, communication from bridge companies, commissioner’s reports, papers relating to causeways, papers relating to mill dams, reports, and orders; ferry records- includes petitions; orders; reports; leases and contracts; accounts; appraisements; papers related to Federal interests in ferry operations; receipts; communication from agents, superintendents, ferry committee, neighboring localities; drain records – includes various records relating to drain requests; and dock, wharf, landing, and harbor records
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Biographical or historical data
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.
Cataloging source
Norfolk County (Va.) Road and Bridge Records
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from the city of Chesapeake
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Chesapeake (City) Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (15 boxes)

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