Suffolk and Nansemond County Author : Frances Watson Clark Publisher : Arcadia Publishing Total Pages : 128 Release : 2002 ISBN 10 : 0738514217 ISBN 13 : 9780738514215 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Suffolk and Nansemond County Book Description: Suffolk and Nansemond County are steeped in a rich heritage and form an extraordinary locality in southeastern Virginia. With a history dating to pre-colonial times, Nansemond County was formed from one of the original shires established by colonists. Many of the first settlers were attracted to the abundant rivers and woods that offered a grand supply of food and sport. They learned to farm the bountiful land and established the crop that would make them famous. The peanut became the cash crop for Suffolk, and it drew the railroads and businesses needed to sculpt the city into a commercial success. This photographic history pays tribute to a brief but important portion of the people and places that comprised what was known as Nansemond County and is now the City of Suffolk. It provides a visual story of a community that has weathered three major fires as well as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and both World Wars. These images offer readers the chance to experience the ways in which generations of families have lived, worked, and played, and they portray many of the houses and establishments that have been transformed or are completely gone. Look back to the first Peanut Festival in 1941, see how school children dressed in the 1930s, and view Main Street when it was at its height of popularity.