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Welcome To The Norfolk Historical Society

Committed to preserving the diverse history of the Norfolk, Virginia area.

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NHS Archives

We invite you to explore some of Norfolk, Virginia's history through both primary and secondary documents.
  • Past Issues of the Norfolk Historical Society Courier
  • 1802 Map of Norfolk - A map of the Borough of Norfolk based on a plat drawn by George Nicholson in 1802
  • Transcript of Courts Martial held at Fort Norfolk in 1814.  This transcript is part of the Moses Myers Family Papers held by the Chrysler Museum of Art.  In addition to the still-existent Fort Norfolk, two other installations are mentioned: Fort Barbour, which was located at the intersection of "Church Street and the Princess Anne Road," and Fort Tar, which was found where modern-day Monticello Avenue crosses Virginia Beach Boulevard.
  • Book List - A listing of books both in and out of print on Norfolk, Virginia which can be found at bookstores, area libraries, or online.

If you've enjoyed looking at these documents, please consider supporting the Norfolk Historical Society in its mission to preserve our area's history and share it with others by making a tax-deductible donation to the NHS.  You can do so online by filling out the form below or by sending a check via mail to: Norfolk Historical Society, P.O. Box 6367, Norfolk, VA  23508-0367

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Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

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