Cities and Towns
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The city is located south of the City of Norfolk. It was originally part of Norfolk County before merging with the City of South Norfolk in 1963 to form the City of Chesapeake.
Hampton is located northwest of the City of Norfolk across the Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay. The city was originally part of Elizabeth City County before becoming established in 1680 by an act of assembly. The modern city of Hampton was completed in 1952 when it merged with the rest of Elizabeth City County and the town of Phoebus.
Newport News, Virginia
Newport News is located northwest of the City of Norfolk across the Hampton Roads. The city was originally part of Warwick County before becoming a town in 1880 and finally merged with the remaining sections of Warwick County in 1958 to form the modern city seen today.
Known as Norfolk's Twin city. It is located west and southwest of Norfolk across the Elizabeth River. It was originally part of Norfolk County before it was established as a seaport in 1752 and later incorporated as a town in 1836. Portsmouth continued to grow through a series of annexations until the current city limits were completed when the city secured parts of Western Branch, Westwood, and Churchland from Norfolk County in 1968.
The city is located about 20 miles southwest of Norfolk. It was originally part of Nansemond County before becoming established in 1742. The city finally achieved the current city limits when it merged with the former Nansemond County in 1974.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
The city is located east and southeast of the City of Norfolk. It was originally named of the oceanfront resort area that was incorporated as a town in 1906. It became a city in 1952 and by 1963 it has absorbed the remaining sections of Princess Anne County to form the modern city of Virginia Beach.
The city is located about 45 miles northwest of the City of Norfolk across the Hampton Roads and on the Peninsula. It resides within James City and York Counties and was established as Middle Plantation in 1633. It was renamed Williamsburg in 1699 to honor King William III of England and was made the capital of Virginia. It remained the capital for Virginia until 1780 when it moved to Richmond. Williamsburg was finally incorporated as a city in 1884.
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