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
LAVA Halloween Extravaganza
LAVA Presents and Smartmouth Beer Present LAVA Halloween Extravaganza Benefiting the Right Thinking Foundation Friday, October 26, 2018 in the Studio Colab parking lot at Toast
Twerk or Treat: Halloween Costume Party
at Venue 757 Find Tickets
Celebrate Halloween Weekend + Hampton & ODU Homecoming at the livest college costume party in the 757. Music By: DJ Chaundope, Scott The DJ & more!
Pirates on The Sea: The Masquerade Alumni Ball
at Spirit of Norfolk Find Tickets
Celebrate Homecoming 2018 in styles as we bring you The Masquerade Alumni Ball.
Day of the Dead 5K & 10K - Norfolk
at Norfolk Find Tickets
DAY OF THE DEAD 5K & 10K *THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE!
The High Halloween Party
at The High on High St. Find Tickets
The dopest Halloween party in Hampton Roads! 2 levels NAUGHTY & NICE THEME!
A Haunted Circus
at Granby Theater Find Tickets
Halloween is back upon us once again. Last years celebration was spine-chilling and this one will be even better!
Oct 20 at 08:30 PM · 11:30 pm
The Venue on 35th