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The following is an ever-growing list of links -- in no particular order, except most-recently added are highest in the list -- to the best historical information about Norfolk found on the Internet. If you have additional links of interesting history-related, or geography-related, webpages pertaining to Norfolk, please email us at (and be sure to include the phrase NORFOLK GEOGRAPHY in the subject line of your email -- so that it won't get lost amongst spam).

See also our links to detailed information on historic places nominated for the National Register of Historic Resources.

~ History of Lafayette Zoological Park, Norfolk, Virginia
~ Forrest's Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity
William S. Forrest, 1853
~ History of the Norfolk Public Library System
~ 1936 Map - Berkley, South Norfolk, Portsmouth, and surrounding areas
Hampton Roads Times Magazine
      HamptonRoadsTimes.com~ 1960 Street Map of Norfolk and Portsmouth
H.M. Gousha Co., distributed by Tidewater Oil Company
~ King's Daughters Children's Hospital, Norfolk - History Timeline
~ Pages from Norfolk's Past - Sargeant Memorial Room
Historical vignettes from Norfolk's City Historian, Peggy Haile McPhillips, includes Atlantic City, Broad Creek Village, Campostella, Colonial Place, Ghent, Lamberts Point, Larchmont, Willioughby Spit, and more.
~ Norfolk Death Records,1760s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1750s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1740s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1730s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1720s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1710s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1700-1709, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1690s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1680s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1670s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1660s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1650s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Norfolk Death Records,1600s, by Kristina, Virginia and New York Genealogy
~ Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Virginia
includes Norfolk
~ Virginia Historical Society Website
~ Nicholson Map of Norfolk, Virginia, 1802 (Norfolk Historical Society)
~ Norfolk Library Association Shareholder's Certificate (Norfolk Historical Society)
~ Norfolk Highlights, 1584-1881 by George Holbert Tucker
~ Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, Scrapbook of Gov. Littleton Tazewell
~ Confederate Pension Rolls, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Norfolk Business Directory, 1872, Chataigne & Boyd
~ Norfolk City Directory, 1872, Chataigne & Boyd
~ Norfolk City Directory, 1872, Milligan & Dalton
~ Norfolk City Directory, 1859, Vickery's Directory
~ Norfolk Borough directory, 1806, Norfolk, Virginia
~ Norfolk Borough directory, 1801, Norfolk, Virginia
~ history of Norfolk Navy Yard / Gosport / Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia
~ Our Twin Cities of the Nineteenth Century: Norfolk and Portsmouth, by Robert W. Lamb, 1887-1888
~ Account of murder trial of Garcia and Castillano, 1821
~ history of First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Virginia
~ Mikro Kodesh Cemetery, Berkley, Virginia, list
~ Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Norview Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Paige, or Mount Olive, Cemetery, Berkley, Virginia, list
~ Willowwood Drive cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, tombstones and history
~ St. Paul's Church, cemetery, Norfolk, Va., list
~ Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Indian River Road, Norfolk, Va., list
~ Langley Family Burial Ground, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, history and list
~ Hebrew Cemetery, Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Denby Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Community Cemetery, Sewell's Point Road, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Cedar Grove and Elmwood cemeteries, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ B'nai Israel Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia, list
~ Complete list of burials, West Point Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia
~ Complete list of burials in Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia
~ WORLD WAR I AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS FROM NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, QUESTIONAIRE (1920)
~ Norfolk's Thirty-Six Per Cent, 64,000 Colored, 1927 (book)
book on the black community in Norfolk as of 1927
~ 1704 Rent Roll, Norfolk County
~ Penny Postcards from Norfolk, Virginia
images of Norfolk postcards
~ War of 1812 Veterans residing in Norfolk, etc., list of (USGENWEB Archives Virginia)
list compiled by Donna Bluemink, Sargeant Mem. Room
~ history of 1855 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Norfolk (USGENWEB Archives Virginia)
contains articles from Richmond newspapers on the Yellow Fever Epidemic, indexes of persons who died, photos of victims' tombstones, Report of the Howard Assoc., books such as The Great Pestilence in Va., Summer of the Pestilence, etc.
~ Links to documents and 1889 Hopkins Map, Sargeant Memorial Room - Norfolk Public Library
Includes links to: Complete Pictures of homes insured between 1836 and 1850; 1889 Atlas of Norfolk (Hopkins); Program from Academy of Music, 1889; 1861 Unionist letter; 1826 Va. House of Delegates, Norfolk election results; 1873 Paving Bonds; old Norfolk
~ Papers of Norfolk United Community Fund, 1923-1970, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections - Manuscripts
~ Papers of Calvert W. Tazewell, Norfolk historian, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections - Manuscripts
~ Papers of Finlay Ferguson, Norfolk Architect, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
mid-19th Century
~ Cook Family Papers, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
descendants of Emma Blow and Arthur Clarico Freeman
~ Papers of Hugh Lee Butler, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
Served on the Norfolk City Council from 1902 to 1938. Papers relate to his service on the Norfolk Norfolk City Council during the Great Depression and as chairman of Local Draft Board no. 1 during World War I.
~ Papers of Benjamin Banks - Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
early 20th century Norfolk - politics, opinion, Jewish, etc.
~ Papers of American Association of Univ. Women, Norfolk Branch, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
~ Papers of Paul Glasser Caplan - Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
primarily 1950s to 1980s, Jaycees, Airport, Jewish Community Council, etc.
~ Index of manuscript collections - Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
~ Papers of Norfolk Mayor Joseph Wood, early-to-mid 20th Century, Old Dominion University Libraries - Special Collections
~ history of WTAR radio and television in Norfolk
~ Historical Photos of Norfolk, Virginia - Sargeant Memorial Room
This is an expanding exhibit, arranged by category, composed mostly of the photograph collection of Carroll Walker.
~ History of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, NRHA website
~ Guide to the Irwin M. Berent Collection, Mariner's Museum, Newport News
relating to the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia/U.S.S. Merrimack, and the 125th anniversary of their descendants, held in Portsmouth, Va.
~ House Documents, on the riots in Norfolk, April 16, 1866 (Google Book)
~ The Great Pestilence in Virginia, 1856, by William S. Forrest (Google Book)
about the Yellow Fever epidemic in Norfolk and Portsmouth in 1855
~ The Speech of John A. Chandler, (of Norfolk County,) in the House of Delegates of Virginia, on the Policy of the State with respect to Her Slave Population. 1832
~ history of the customhouses of Norfolk (US Customs Today, US Customs Service)
~ The Norfolk Directory for 1851-1852, by Wm. S. Forrest (Google Book)
~ History of Norfolk, Virginia, 1877, by H.W. Burton (Google Book)
~ A Guide to the Norfolk (Va.) Building Inspection Office Architectural Drawings and Plans, 1898-1980
~ Late Nineteenth Century Virginia Hurricanes
also includes much about Norfolk hurricanes
~ Norfolk; the Marine Metropolis of Virginia, 1888, by George I. Nowitzky (Google Book)
~ Ordinances of the Borough of Norfolk - 1829 (Google Book)
~ Our Twin Cities of the Nineteenth Century: Norfolk and Portsmouth, by Robert W. Lamb, 1887-1888
~ Forrest's Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity
~ Norfolk Power Plant, 1910

  




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