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Eight of our Every Square Inch of Norfolk books — each of which focus on a single, broad geographical topic to tell the history-geography of the entire expanse of Norfolk — are described below, by their topic.

(Our ten other Every Square Inch of Norfolk books — each of which focus on a particular region of Norfolk, covering the history-geography of all its neighborhoods and other areas — are described farther below.)



  MAPS



Norfolk, Virginia: Evolution of a City in Maps $20
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 2014
    232 pp., 8.5" x 11"

Showing in stunning detail the phenomenal evolution of one of America's most historic cities from its beginnings as a town to its current expanse, this "Every Square Inch of Norfolk" book presents an astonishing array of historic Norfolk-area maps spanning 200 years.
    Arranged side by side and scaled to identical sizes, the maps make it possible to pinpoint every major change in the city, almost decade by decade. The book utilizes the most important detailed maps ever drawn of the entire city, beginning with the little-known War of 1812 map, the first great map to cover all the areas that make up today's Norfolk. And if you are reading other books in the Every Square Inch of Norfolk series, then this book is especially indispensible, as the maps in the book serve as the basemaps to which all the other books in the series refer.
    Indeed, along with its extensive indexes and penetrating and meticulously researched textual background information, Evolution of A City In Maps is a premier resource as well as an excellent guide to all the other "Every Square Inch of Norfolk" books. Ideal for the study of every facet of Norfolk history and geography, it is not only an invaluable reference but also a significant contribution to American geography. 
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  WATERS



The Waters of Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2014

  The second Every Square Inch of Norfolk book to be published, The Waters of Norfolk is filled with historical details about the bodies of water that surround and run through Norfolk, and the structures and activities associated with its waters. They include Hampton Roads, Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth River, creeks, canals, waterworks, bridges, springs, wells, lighthouses, quarantine, dredging, cable, ferries, tunnels, fishing, oystering, et cetera, all told through contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, advertisements, books, and other documents that make this a magnificent resource and reference for a great city's watery character and heritage. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)




  LAND



The Land of Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  The Land of Norfolk covers Norfolk's flora, soil, geology, parks, race tracks, fairgrounds, cemeteries, et cetera, all told through contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, advertisements, books, and other documents. It also includes maps of the entire Norfolk region from the 1500s to 1800s, maps which, though not containing as many details as later maps, present an early view of the region as a whole. This is an excellent resource and reference for a great city's lands. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)




  AGRICULTURE



The Agriculture of Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  The Agriculture of Norfolk covers Norfolk's agriculture, including farming — especially truck farming — strawberry farms, Freedman's Bureau farms, agriculture fairs, dairies, hemp, orchards, the Market Square, et cetera, all told through contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, advertisements, books, and other documents. This is an excellent resource and reference for a great city's completely lost farming tradition. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)




  MILITARY



The Military of Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  The Military of Norfolk covers Norfolk's military installations, including fortifications, encampments, army and navy bases, et cetera, all told through contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, advertisements, books, and other documents. Focusing especially on Norfolk's encampments and forts during the War of 1812 and the Civil War, this is an excellent resource and reference for a great city's military history-geography. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)




  ROADS



The Roads of Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  The Roads of Norfolk covers Norfolk's roads, including, the naming of its streets and the changing of those names over time, as well as the history of the turnpikes, boulevards, State Routes, and Interstate that run through it, all told through contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, advertisements, books, and other documents. This is an excellent resource and reference for a great city's winding roads, oyster-laden and paved alike. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)




  TRANSPORTATION



The Transportation of Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  The Transportation of Norfolk covers the history-geography of Norfolk's stagecoaches, streetcars, electric railways, railroads, balloon flights, airports, piers, wharves, terminals, et cetera, all told through contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, advertisements, books, and other documents. This is an excellent resource and reference for a great city's transportation systems from its earliest times. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)




  DISCOVERY TO DEVELOPMENT



Norfolk, Virginia: A History-Geography from Discovery to Development $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  From Discovery to Development deals with the original Indian presence in Norfolk, and later "discovery," settlement, development and redevelopment of Norfolk. Norfolk's Indian town names, the early political boundary designations within the Norfolk region, and real estate advertisements are just a few of the diverse subjects covered and sources used — along with contemporary historic maps, photographs, articles, deeds, books, and other documents— making From Discovery to Development an excellent resource and reference for a great city's native beginnings and developmental history-geography. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)







  REGIONS / SECTIONS / NEIGHBORHOODS



Ten of our Every Square Inch of Norfolk books cover the history-geography of particular regions of Norfolk, comprising, in total, all the areas of the original town and early expansions, and all the subsequent annexations. These books, along with the main neighborhoods they cover, are as follows:

From Town to Downtown: A History-Geography of the Town and Borough Lands of Norfolk, Virginia (early expansions, wards, and redevelopment) $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  From Town to Downtown covers the history-geography of what today we think of as "downtown" but once was the entire original town of Norfolk for its first century (officially from 1635) and, including a few expansions, the entire borough of Norfolk for its second century (from 1736), becoming the city of Norfolk in 1840. Thus, the area was also all of the original city of Norfolk until the city's first annexation, in 1887. Some of the areas covered include those that became neighborhoods created by redevelopment — namely, Calvert Park (today's Calvert Square), Young Park (today's Young Terrace), and Tidewater Park (today's Tidewater Gardens) — as well as those in the Central Business District, Freemason Harbor, and other more recent developments. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


Norfolk's Brambleton: A History-Geography of the Area of Norfolk's 1st Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  Norfolk's Brambleton covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's first annexation, the Brambleton Annexation of 1887. Located just east of the original city, they include areas known as Brambleton, Mayfield, and Highland Terrace, and once identified as Bramble's Point, Mahone's Lake, the Racefield, and so on. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


Norfolk's Ghent, the Other Atlantic City: A History-Geography of the Areas of Norfolk's 2nd Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  Norfolk's Ghent covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's second annexation, the Atlantic City Annexation of 1890. Located just west of the original city, they include areas known as Atlantic City, Ghent, East Ghent and West Ghent, the Hague, Fort Norfolk, and so on. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


From Park Place to Colonial Place: A History-Geography of the Areas of Norfolk's 3rd Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  From Park Place to Colonial Place covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's third annexation, the Park Place Annexation of 1902. Located mainly north of the previously annexed territory (Atlantic City, today's Ghent) and abutting the southern side of much of the Lafayette River (formerly Tanner's Creek), they include areas known as Park Place, Virginia Place, Cruser Place, Riverview, Lafayette City Park, Colonial Place, Old Dominion Place, Bungalow Park, Kensington, Highland Park, and so on. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


Norfolk's Berkley: A History-Geography of the Area of Norfolk's 4th Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  Norfolk's Berkley covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's fourth annexation, the Berkley Annexation of 1906. Separated from the original city of Norfolk, to its south, by the Eastern branch of the Elizabeth River, and from Portsmouth, to its west, by the Southern Branch, Berkley was earlier known as Washington Point, Powder Point, or Ferry Point, and also includes areas known as St. Helena, Montalant, Ottley Place, and so on. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


Norfolk's Huntersville, Lindenwood, and Villa Heights: A History-Geography of the Areas of Norfolk's 5th Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  Norfolk's Huntersville, Lindenwood, and Villa Heights covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's fifth annexation, the Huntersville Annexation of 1911. Located mainly north and northeast of the original city of Norfolk, they include areas known as Huntersville, Outtensville, Barboursville, Lindenwood, Villa Heights, and so on. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


Norfolk's Lamberts Point: A History-Geography of the Areas of Norfolk's 6th Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  Norfolk's Lamberts Point covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's sixth annexation, the Lamberts Point Annexation of 1911. The name of the entire area takes its name from the point of land jutting into the Elizabeth River, long known as Lamberts Point (and earlier said to have been called Hornet's Point). As of the 1880s, that Point became the site of the Lambert's Point coal terminals, terminus of the original Norfolk and Western Railroad. The total area of the annexation lands is located northwest and west of the earlier Park Place and Atlantic City annexations and just south of 49th Street (earlier called 45th St.). The lands of this annexation abut the Elizabeth River on its west, and ran along the main track of the N&W on its south, and what was a branch track of the N&W on its east. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER ANY BOOKS.)


From Campostella to Roland Park to Ocean View: A History-Geography of the Areas of Norfolk's Great 7th Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  From Campostella to Roland Park to Ocean View covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's seventh annexation, the Great Annexation of 1923, which would triple the size of of Norfolk, taking in more than half of what remained of Tanner's Creek Magisterial District (the designation given to the part of Norfolk County north of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River). The vast territory of the annexation covered an approximately mile-wide swath running from the area known as Campostella (located east of Berkley), northward along the western side of Virginian Railroad tracks towards the area of today's Roland Park, Suburban Acres, and other subdivisions, where it extends northwestward to take in nearly all the lands north of the Lafayette River (as well as the sections known primarily as Edgewater and Larchmont on the southern side of the Lafayette). (Also in the northwestern section are the lands of the Naval Base and what was once the Army Base, both lands covered in this book.) The northernmost areas extend along the Elizabeth River, Hampton Roads, Willoughby Bay, and the Chesapeake Bay and include West Ocean View all the way to what was the Princess Anne County line.
          All the following neighborhoods are in the area that this annexation included: Albemarle, Alfalfa Farms, Algonquin Park, Atlantic Park, Baecher Point, Ballentine Place, Bay View Beach, Bay View Beach, Bay View Forest, Bay View Manor, Bay View Park / Bayview Park, Bell Farms, Belmont Place, Belvedere, Benmoreell, Blairgowrie, Bolling Square, Bollingbrook, Bondale, Bonthorpe Farm, Boulevard Homes, Boulevard Park, Boulevard Terrace, Boush's Bluff, Bowling Green (earlier Bowling Park), Breezy Point, Broad Creek Village, Broaddus Manor, Bruce Park, Campostella, Campostella Heights, Cape View Colony, Carney Park, Chelsea, Chesterfield Heights, Collins Terrace, Colony Point, Conway Heights, Conway Place, Cottage Heights, Cottage Line, Cottage Park, Cottage Place, Cromwell Farm, Daniels Gardens, Diggs Park (Diggs Town), Douglas Park, East Campostella, East Ocean View, Edgemere, Edgewater, Edgewater Haven, Edgewater Terrace, Ellsworth, Euwanee Park, Fairmount Manor, Fairmount Park, Fairwater, Glen Echo Shores, Glencove Links/Glencove Estates, Glenhaven, Glenview, Glenwood Park, Gowrie Park, Granby Park, Granby Shores, Grandy Village (earlier Grandy Park), Gray Manor, Halstead Park, Hampton Court, Hampton Court, Hampton Gardens, Hariton Gardens, Haynes Tract, Holland Park, Holly Point, Hyde Park Homes, Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Kent Park, Lafayette Annex, Lafayette Residence Park, Lafayette Shores, Lafayette Terrace, Lakewood (originally to be called Lakehurst), Larchmont, Lebanon, Lenox, Lewis Park, Liberty Park, Little Bay, Loch Haven / Lochaven / Lochhaven, Logan Park, Marshall Manor, Mason Manor, Meadowbrook, Meadowbrook Gardens, Merridale, Merrimack Landing (earlier Merrimack Park), Middle Town Arch, Monkey Bottom, Morningside, Moton Park (later Moton Circle), Naval Terrace, Newport Homes, Newton Park, North Edgewater, North Larchmont, North Meadowbrook, North Shore Gardens, North Shore Park, North Shore Point, Oak Grove Point, Oakdale Homes, Oaklawn, Oakleaf Gardens, Oakleaf Park, Ocean View, Ocean View Residence Park, Oceanair, Pamlico, Pamlico Villa, Pinehurst/Academy Terrace, Pinewell, Point Willow / Willow Point, Restmere, Riverfront, Riverpoint, Riverside, Riverside Terrace, Roberts Park East, Roberts Village (earlier Roberts Park), Roland Park, Rose Gardens, Sandy Point, Sarah Constant Beach, Sewell Park, Sewell's Point, South Edgewater, Stone Bridge Crossing, Stratford Court, Studeley Place, Suburban Acres, Suburban Park, Sunshine Homes, Sussex At Norfolk, Talbot Hall, Talbot Park, Tatemsville, The Cedars, The Pines, Titustown, Virginia Estates, Virginia Gardens, Walbrook, Washington Heights, Waterlawn, Wellington Homes, West Belvedere, West Fairmount Park, West Larchmont, Westchester, Westmere Estates, Westminster Homes, Westmont / Commodore Park, Wexford Terrace, Willard Park, Willoughby Beach, Willoughby Spit, Willow Terrace, Windsor Point (originally Philpotts Point), Winona.
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From Ingleside to Norview to Oakdale Farms and Beyond: A History-Geography of the Areas of Norfolk's 8th Annexation $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  From Ingleside to Norview to Oakdale Farms and Beyond covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's eighth annexation (1955), nearly as large as the previous ("Great") annexation, now taking in all that remained of the Norfolk County lands known as Tanner's Creek Magisterial District and bringing the city's eastern boundary to the Princess Anne County line.
          All the following neighborhoods are in the area that this annexation included: Alden Heights, Azalea Terrace, Brandon Place, Brentwood Forest, Broad Creek Shores, Broad Creek Village, Brock Tract, Brookfield Park, Carrolton Place, Cherokee Heights, Chesapeake Manor, Chesapeake Manor Gardens, Coleman Place, Colonial Heights, Coronado, Cottage Road Park, Cresthaven Homes, Denby Park, Devon Manor, Dunning Heights, East Coleman Place, East Fairmount Park, East Norview, Elizabeth River Point, Elmhurst, Estabrook, Estabrook Gardens, Estabrook Park, Estabrook Shores, Forest Park, Forrest Lawn, Fox Hall Dairy, Fox Hall Gardens, Fox Hall Manor, Fox Hall Place, Fox Hall Point, Fox Hall Residence Park, Gay Manor, Green Hill Farms, Greenwood / Greenwood Park, Greenwood Place, Grove Park, Hertford Place, Inglenook Park, Ingleside, Ingleside Heights, Ingleside Manor, Ingleside Shores, Ingleside Terrace, Ionia, Kennebeck Heights, Lansdale, Lansdale Gardens, Lincoln Park, Malmgren Court, Mamie Homes, Marshall Manor, Meadowbrook Woods, Monticello Village, Norfolk Commerce Park (formerly Robin Hood Apartments), Norfolk Gardens, Norfolk Industrial Park, North Fox Hall, North Ingleside, North Ingleside Manor, Norva Homes, Norvella, Norview, Norview Annex, Norview Heights, Norview Terrace, Oakdale Farm, Oakdale Farms, Oakmont North, Oakwood, Oakwood Crossing, Oakwood Park, Oakwood Terrace, Overbrook, Oxford, Pennsytown, Princess Anne Park, River Oaks, Riverside Park, Rosedale, Rosemont, Sewells Gardens, Sherwood Forest Gardens, Sherwood Heights, Snug Harbor, South Bay View, South Ingleside, St. Andrews Place, Tipperton Place, Tucker Place, Washington Park, Wedgefield Park, West Estabrook, West Fox Hall, West Ventosa.
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From Newtown to Lake Taylor to Little Creek: A History-Geography of the Areas Annexed by Norfolk from Princess Anne County $17 (Special Pre-Publication Price}
  NORFOLK HISTORY PUBLISHERS, 200+ pages, 8.5" x 11"

  PROJECTED DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2014/2015

  From Newtown to Lake Taylor to Little Creek covers the history-geography of all the areas within Norfolk's ninth annexation (1959), which took in a large chunk of the Princess Anne County area known as the Kempsville Magisterial District. It also covers the 1989 acquisition of the small, remaining eastern portion of East Ocean View.
          All the following neighborhoods are in the area that this annexation and the acquisition included: Ventosa, Elizabeth Park, Sand Bay Point, Poplar Halls, Bell Cove, Magnolia Cove, River Forrest Shores, Rolleston, Wayside Manor, Glenrock, Janaf, Newtown, Pleasant Point, Easton Place, Davis Corner, Crown Point, Lake Terrace, Admirality Acres, Fairlawn Estates, Dewberry Acres, Maple Halls, Hollywood, Lansdale, Moore’s Bridges, Lake Taylor, Camden Heights, Azalea Shores, Azalea Acres, Azalea Lakes, Bromley, Lakeland, Little Creek Lakes, Glengariff, Wilburn Farms, East Point, Meadowbrook Terrace, Meadowbrook Forest, Hunt Club Point, Larrymore Lawns, Saratoga, East Lynne, Camellia Acres, Camellia Shores, Heritage Point, Parktown, Bel-Aire, Hewitt Farm, Wedgewood, Tarrallton, Roosevelt Shores, Larrymore Acres, Roosevelt Gardens, Camellia Gardens, Bay Cove, Delmar Shores, East Ocean View, Bratten Place, Pretty Lake, East Beach, Bay Oaks Place, Bay Breeze Point, and other neighborhoods and locales. nd heritage.
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