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Suffolk, Virginia

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Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 36°44′28″N 76°36′35″W / 36.74111, -76.60972
Country United States
State Virginia
County Independent City
Founded 1742
Government
 - Mayor Linda T. Johnson
Area
 - City  429.1 sq mi (1,111.3 km²)
 - Land  400.0 sq mi (1,036.0 km²)
 - Water  29.0 sq mi (75.2 km²)
Elevation  39 ft (11 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 78,994
 - Density 159.2/sq mi (61.5/km²)
 - Metro 1,645,015
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.suffolk.va.us/

Suffolk is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area of eastern Virginia. Geographically, it is the largest of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads, and the largest independent city in land-area in the entire Commonwealth. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 63,677. A more recent 2006 census estimate shows that the city's population has grown to 81,071 [1]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census puposes. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... South Hampton Roads is a region located in the extreme southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads are 7 independent cities located in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Suffolk began in 1742 as a port town on the Nansemond River in the Virginia Colony. Originally known as Constance's Warehouse, Suffolk was named after Royal Governor William Gooch's home of Suffolk in East Anglia in England. The Nansemond River is a tributary of the James River in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... William Gooch (21 October 1681-17 December 1751) born in Yarmouth, England; died in London; served as Governor of Virginia from 1727 through 1749. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Early in its history, Suffolk became a land transportation gateway to the areas east of it in South Hampton Roads. Before the American Civil War, both the Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad and the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad had been built through Suffolk, early predecessors of 21st century Class 1 railroads operated by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern respectively. Other railroads and later major highways followed. South Hampton Roads is a region located in the extreme southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Portsmouth and Weldon Railroad was organized in 1833 to extend from the area of the rapids of the Roanoke River at its fall line near Weldon, North Carolina to Portsmouth, Virginia. ... Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad map, circa 1858-1870, issued by William Mahone, President The Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad was built between Norfolk and Petersburg, Virginia and was completed by 1858. ... Freight railroads in the United States are classified by the Association of American Railroads as Class I, Class II and Class III (also called Classes 1, 2 and 3) in terms of size. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ...


Peanuts grown in the surrounding areas became a major industry for Suffolk. Notably, Planters Peanuts was established in Suffolk beginning in 1912. Suffolk was the "birthplace" of Mr. Peanut, the mascot of Planters Peanuts. For many years, the call-letters of local AM radio station WLPM stood for World's Largest Peanut Market. Binomial name L. This article is about the legume. ... Planters Peanuts Planters is an American snack food company, best known for its peanuts and the Mr. ... Mr. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ...


Long surrounded by Nansemond County, Suffolk progressively became an incorporated town in 1808 and an independent city in 1906 before combining by mutual agreement in 1974 with the former county, which had also become an independent city (City of Nansemond) only 18 months earlier, including the former outlying unincorporated towns of Holland and Whaleyville. The newly-consolidated cities assumed the name of Suffolk, creating the largest city geographically in Virginia. Nansemond County, now extinct, existed in Virginia from 1646 to 1972 (from 1895 map) Nansemond County is an extinct county which was located in colonial Virginia and the State of Virginia in the United States from 1646 until 1972. ... An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Nansemond is an extinct independent city which was located in the State of Virginia in the United States from 1972 until 1974. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Holland, Virginia has become a part of the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia. ... Whaleyville, Virginia is a former unincorporated town which was located in southern Nansemond County, Virginia. ...

For more details on this topic, see History of Suffolk, Virginia.

Back in 1609, the Nansemond Indians drove out Captain John Smith, who was interested in the oyster beds in the Nansemond River. ...

Geography

Suffolk is located at 36°44′28″N, 76°36′35″W (36.741347, -76.609881)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,111.3 km² (429.1 mi²). 1,036.0 km² (400.0 mi²) of it is land and 75.2 km² (29.0 mi²) of it (6.77%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Part of the Great Dismal Swamp is located in Suffolk. The Great Dismal Swamp is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Suffolk is known as the largest cities in land mass compared to the other cities that are apart of the Hampton Roads area.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 63,677 people, 23,283 households, and 17,718 families residing in the city. The population density was 61.5/km² (159.2/mi²). There were 24,704 housing units at an average density of 23.8/km² (61.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.82% White, 43.53% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 23,283 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,115, and the median income for a family was $47,342. Males had a median income of $35,852 versus $23,777 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,836. About 10.8% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


As of 2005, the city's median household income jumped to $60,484 due to the influx of government-related high-tech jobs in the city's northern corridor and wealthy residents, causing it to be a close second to its neighbor Chesapeake in South Hampton Roads. [2]


Education

Main article: Suffolk City Public Schools

Suffolk Public Schools, the local public school system, operates 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative school. Suffolk City Public Schools (also known as Suffolk Public Schools) is the local public school division in serving the independent city of Suffolk in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Adjacent Counties and Cities

Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Founded 1963 Government  - Mayor Dalton S. Edge Area  - City  350. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1752 County Independent city Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 120. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Incorporated March, 1876 Government  - Mayor James P. Councill Area  - City  8. ... Isle of Wight County is a county located in the South Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Southampton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...

Communities

The communities in contemporary Suffolk vary widely, from the urbanized areas and downtown section of the former town of Suffolk, to suburban neighborhoods, and areas which were rural farms, woodlands, or grew as small unincorporated towns. The following is a partial listing (alphabetical):

  • Atlanta: This borough is basically Factory St. and those streets branching off of it. It is closest to the South Suffolk community and is separated by a set of railroad tracks. Even though it is spelled like the metropolis in Georgia, in Suffolk, most pronounce it as "Eye-lanta". Also called "Orlando"
  • Belleville: the home of the Church of God and Saints of Christ.
  • Bennetts Creek
  • Boston
  • Burbage Grant: Northeast intersection of College Drive and Townpoint Road. Bordered on the north by James River. Separated from City of Portsmouth by Hoffler Creek.
  • Chuckatuck
  • College Square
  • Crittenden
  • Cypress Farm
  • Cypress Manor
  • Downtown
  • Driver
  • East Suffolk Gardens: one of many middle class African-American neighborhoods in the city.
  • Hall Place
  • Harbour View: Large planned development in the Northeastern quadrant of the city.
  • Holland
  • Hollywood: one of the many middle class African-American neighborhoods in the city.
  • Huntersville
  • Jericho
  • Lake Kennedy
  • Northern Suffolk
  • Pughesville
  • Saratoga
  • South Quay: Abandoned Colonial-era port on the east bank of the Blackwater River. Now known to locals as "South Key" neighborhood, loosely bounded by HWY 189, 666, and 747 in the southwestern corner of the city near Franklin.
  • Southside Manor
  • South Suffolk
  • Suburban Woods
  • Whaleyville
  • Williamstown
  • Wilroy complete n00bs

Religious sect founded in 1896 by Prophet William S. Crowdy. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 660 km (410 miles) long including its Jackson River source and drains a watershed comprising 27,019 km² (10,432 square miles). ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1752 County Independent city Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 120. ... Chuckatuck is an unincorporated community in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ... Crittenden is an unincorporated community in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ... Driver is an unincorporated community in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ... Holland, Virginia has become a part of the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Incorporated March, 1876 Government  - Mayor James P. Councill Area  - City  8. ... Whaleyville, Virginia is a former unincorporated town which was located in southern Nansemond County, Virginia. ...

Transportation

Suffolk's early growth was fueled by its location and transportation considerations. These continue to be major factors in the 21st century.


Waterways

Suffolk was initially a port at the head of navigation of the Nansemond River. The Nansemond River flows into the James River near its mouth and the great ice-free harbor of Hampton Roads. Head of navigation is a term used to describe the farthest point above the mouth of a river that can be navigated by ships. ... The Nansemond River is a tributary of the James River in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 660 km (410 miles) long including its Jackson River source and drains a watershed comprising 27,019 km² (10,432 square miles). ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the...


Railroads

The two railroads completed through Suffolk before the American Civil War were later joined by four more. These were eventually consolidated during the modern merger era of North American railroads which began around 1960. Today, Suffolk is served by three freight railroads, and is located on a potential line for high speed passenger rail service between Richmond and South Hampton Roads being studied by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. ...


Highways

Suffolk is served by U.S. Highways 13, 58, 258, and 460. Interstate 664, part of the Hampton Roads Beltway, crosses through the northeastern edge of the city. State Route 10 is also a major highway in the area. Source and External Link U.S. Highways: from US 1 to (US 830) (Robert V. Droz) Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ... United States Highway 58 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 508 miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia to northeast Tennessee. ... U.S. Highway 258 is a spur of U.S. Highway 58. ... U.S. Highway 460 is a spur of U.S. Highway 60. ... Interstate 664 (abbreviated I-664) is an interstate highway located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in the eastern United States. ... A map of the Hampton Roads Beltway (from the Virginia Department of Transportation) Hampton Roads Beltway is a loop of Interstate 64 and Interstate 664 highways which link the communities of the Virginia Peninsula and South Hampton Roads which surround the body of water known as Hampton Roads in the... State Route 10 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia, running between Richmond and Suffolk. ...


In 2006, Suffolk assumed control of its road system from the Virginia Department of Transportation, which is customary among Virginia's independent cities, although since the Byrd Road Act of 1932 created Virginia's Secondary Roads System, which maintains the roads in most counties and town. An exception was made by the General Assembly when the former Nansemond County became an independent city and consolidated Suffolk in the 1970s. The state still maintained the primary and secondary routes in Suffolk until July 1, 2006. The Virginia Department of Transportation, or VDOT, is the government agency responsible for building, maintaining and operating Virginias roads, bridges and tunnels. ... Byrd Road Act was an Act of Assembly passed in February, 1932 by the Virginia General Assembly. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bridges, Bridge-Tunnel

The southern terminus of the four-laned Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, completed in 1992, is in Suffolk. There have been conflicts with VDOT and the city over ownership and responsibility for the circa 1928 Kings Highway Bridge across the Nansemond River on State Route 125, which was closed in 2005 by VDOT for safety reasons. [1][2] About 3,300 motorists a day used the bridge that connected Chuckatuck and Driver. Now, they face detours of as much as 19 miles. The cost of a new bridge for the King's Highway crossing is estimated at $48 million, far more than could be recovered through collection of tolls at that location. [3] In 2007, VDOT announced that it would contract for demolition and removal of the bridge. According to newpspaer accounts, this will be the first time in VDOT's history of such action when no replacement facility was planned. [4] Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) is the 4. ... Kings Highway Bridge is located on the Nansemond River in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ... State Route 125 is a primary state highway in Suffolk, Virginia, United States, known as Kings Highway. ... Chuckatuck is an unincorporated community in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ... Driver is an unincorporated community in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ...


Virginia is currently reviewing proposals under a public-private partnership for a major realignment and upgrade of U.S. 460 from Suffolk west to Interstate 295 near Petersburg. In 1995, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Public-Private Transportation Act allowing private entities to propose innovative solutions for designing, constructing, financing and operating transportation improvements. The new roadway would be funded through collection of tolls. Public-private partnership (PPP) is a system in which a government service or private business venture is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. ... Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) is an eastern bypass of Richmond and Petersburg as well as a northern bypass of Richmond. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Founded December 17, 1748 Government  - Mayor Annie M. Mickens Area  - City  23. ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ...


See also Transportation section of article Hampton Roads. This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the...


Economy

A RailBox boxcar exporting peanuts.
A RailBox boxcar exporting peanuts.

In modern times, Suffolk remains a major peanut processing center and railroad and highway transportation hub. It hosts a diverse combination of industrial, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and hospitality businesses, as well as active farming. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (850x604, 72 KB) Photo by William J. Grimes in Suffolk at the Seaboard Passenger Station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (850x604, 72 KB) Photo by William J. Grimes in Suffolk at the Seaboard Passenger Station. ... A Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway boxcar on display at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin. ... Binomial name L. This article is about the legume. ...


Planters Peanuts continues to be a major employer, now owned by Kraft Foods. Other large employers in the City of Suffolk include Unilever Lipton Tea, Wal-Mart, Target, QVC, and two major modeling and simulation companies, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Planters Peanuts Planters is an American snack food company, best known for its peanuts and the Mr. ... Kraft Foods Inc. ... Unilever is a widely listed [2] [3] multi-national corporation, formed of Anglo-Dutch parentage, that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major United States military contractor based in Waltham, Massachusetts. ...


Suffolk is experiencing a boom in the economy.[citation needed]


In 2002, the new Louise Obici Memorial Hospital was completed and dedicated. The hospital was acquired in 2005 by the Sentara Health System. Sentara Healthcare is a not-for-reportable-profit health care organization whose mission is to provide innovative services to treat illness and disease and to promote the improvement of personal health. ...


Each year in the fall, the City of Suffolk hosts Suffolk Festivals Incorporated's annual Peanut Fest; the 2007 Peanut Fest will be the 30th since its inception.


Sister cities

Suffolk has one sister city:[3] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Oderzo is a town in the province of Treviso, Veneto, Italy. ...

Notables

  • Amedeo Obici, founder of Planters Peanuts, and his wife Louise, made Suffolk their adopted home. The 1951 Louise Obici Memorial Hospital was a gift to the community in her memory, recently replaced by a new facility, and later acquired by the Sentara Health System and renamed to Sentara Obici Hospital.
  • Virginia Governor Mills E. Godwin Jr. was from the Chuckatuck community of old Nansemond County.
  • Andre' Leon Talley, Deputy Editor of Vogue Magazine, is a Suffolk native.
  • Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd hailed originally from Chuckatuck.
  • Rachel Shilsky, aka Ruth McBride Jordan, is the mother of twelve children and focus of the memoir The Color of Water.

Amedeo Obici is an Italian-American businessman that founded the Planters Peanut Company in 1906 and owned four factories by 1930. ... Sentara Healthcare is a not-for-reportable-profit health care organization whose mission is to provide innovative services to treat illness and disease and to promote the improvement of personal health. ... Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr. ... Chuckatuck is an unincorporated community in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. ... Book cover The Color of Water: A Black Mans Tribute to His White Mother is the autobiography of James McBride; it is also a memoir for his mother. ...

See also

This is a list of famous people and celebrities that were either born in or have lived in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ...

References

  1. ^ Aaron Applegate, VDOT, city of Suffolk battle over closed Kings Highway Bridge, The Virginian-Pilot, May 1, 2006
  2. ^ John Warren, Flooding blamed on clogged ditches, The Virginian-Pilot, July 11, 2006
  3. ^ Sister Cities designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI). Retrieved June 6, 2006.

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