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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We’re celebrating one year of thriving together at the Holiday Party!
Granby St Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
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Issa Christmas Party!!!!
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Dress up and join Latroy & Iris for our 1st Annual Chrithmith party!!!
XMAS EVE EVE '18 FEATURING DJ WILLIAMS PROJEKT WITH GRATEFUL JED
It's time for our second annual cancer research benefit concert.
H.O.B. ENT YEAR END PARTY #GLOWEDITION
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What an awesome year! Come celebrate with House of Bertha Entertainment, LLC as we close 2018 with a GLOW! Advance glow bands are $10 and $20 at the door. Secure your band now!
Bizz Ball 2019 with Strictly Bizzness
New Years Eve Party "Limited Packages Available" "The Bizz Ball"
7th Annual Sneaker Ball NYE
Join Fresh Radio and DJ Bee for their 7th Annual Sneaker Ball