Suffolk Virginia is one of seven cities that make up the South Hampton Roads of eastern Virginia. The city is named Suffolk after Governor William Gooch home in East Anglia England. Suffolk is the largest independent city in land area of the entire Commonwealth, originally called Constance's Warehouse. A seaport town along the Nansemond River was established by English settlers in 1742. Prior to the arrival of the colonists Nansemond Indians lived in the area for thousands of years. Early on Nansemond County encircled Suffolk and had become the independent city of Nansemond. These two cities arranged to be joined together along with the unincorporated towns of Hollond and Whaleyville forming the largest city in the area. In the beginning, the English grew tobacco, which was so laborious and exhaustive that African slaves were necessary. Eventually the landowners gave up the tobacco trade and changed to farming and assorted variety of field crops. Peanuts became one of the primary crops for Suffolk. Planters Peanuts originated in Suffolk in 1912 with the inception of Mr. Peanut planter's famous mascot. Planters are now part of Kraft Foods, other large corporations found in Suffolk are Unilever, Lipton Tea, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin with its headquarters for Innovation is based in Suffolk. The campus is referred to as"The Lighthouse "because the campus surrounds a lighthouse. There are many things to do in Suffolk. Bike trails cover many miles in the Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with several entry sites. Lone Star Lakes City Park has more than four miles of trails that were also designed for bike riding. Museums and other tourist attractions are also available to learn more about Suffolk's history.
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Events in Suffolk
DEF Hampton Roads Drink & Think
at 757 Makerspace
DEF Hampton Roads is thrilled to announce our next Drink & Think will be taking place at 757 Makerspace in Norfolk on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 PM.
Hot Country Nights: Michael Ray
at Waterside District
Join US 106.1 America's Country for Miller Lite Hot Country Nights summer concerts at Waterside District
Wanna Be 90s Bar Crawl - Downtown Norfolk
Throw on your Overalls, pile on your scrunches and get jiggy with us at the WANNABE 90s Bar Crawl! Its gonna be all that and a bag of chips!
Surface Warrior Ball 2019
at Norfolk Waterside Marriott
The Surface Warrior Ball Committee invites you to a black-tie event on 29 June at 1800 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
"Jadakiss" Host's Welcome Home Party for "Dalono", Celebration for "Berg"
at Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar
"Jadakiss" Host's Welcome Home Party for "DALONO" and a Special Celebration, Dedeicated to "Berg" on Saturday June, 29th at Roger Browns Restaraunt and Sports Bar located 316 High st. Portsmouth, VA 23704 21+ to attend, Doors open at 10:00pm
Enjoy coffee and conversation while learning from fellow entrepreneurs.Free 8AM-9AM. Located at Percolator.259 Granby St, #250, Norfolk, VA 23510. Enter through Subway entrance on the first floor and take the elevator up to the second floor.
REVIVE (Western Tidewater CSB)
at Western Tidewater CSB
Training starts at 0900AM to 11AM Please contact lpowell@wtcsb for any questions. thank you,
Family Nature Walks
at Paradise Creek Nature Park
Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek Nature Park. Take a guided walk and learn about the history of the park, native plants, and wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the new eco-friendly playground! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
#HVH757 Heaven VS Hell Day Party
at 178 E Washington St
THEEE Event the 757 has benn waiting for #TeamHVH is throwing their 2nd Heaven Vs Hell Day Party ! July 13,2019 3pm-8pm Open Bar While supplies LAST. Hennessey and Patron Specials all night after Open Bar. Doors open at 3pm Early arrival is highly suggested .This is a
THE BOOTY BALL
at 3028 Knight rd
Skiiiwastedproductions presents the 1st ANNUAL BOOTY BALL Pool Party!!