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About Our Community:
Mansfield Farm is a beautiful community of single family residences located in the Nansemond section of Suffolk, Va. There are 150 single family homes, with homeowners from with a diverse economic, educational, business, and cultural background. This is a community which cares for one another but also respects the privacy of our neighbors
There are two International Airports (Williamsburg International (PHF) and Norfolk International (ORF) within driving distance and an Amtrak depot in Newport News. There are several shopping centers conveniently located within a short five to ten minute drive, Farm Fresh, and Food Lion, Chesapeake Square Mall as well as Wal-Mart, Lowes and Home Depot.
This central location provides many attractions for those of us who live here and our guests. Just to name a few, Norfolk Waterside, Nauticus, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and many other exciting entertainment and educational opportunities.
By at least 1584, the Nansemond tribe originally lived in four villages along the Nansemond River, centered near Chuckatuck (now part of the city of Suffolk). Their head chief lived near Dumpling Island where the tribe’s temples and sacred items were located. At that time the tribe had a population of 1,200 persons with 300 bowmen
Suffolk became an incorporated town in Nansemond County in 1808. As part of Virginia, it sided with the Confederacy in the American Civil War. From May 12, 1862, to July 3, 1863, the town was occupied by 25,000 Union troops under Major General John J. Peck. Peck made his headquarters in the Greek revival house now called "Riddick's Folly"; graffiti from the occupying soldiers can still be seen on the walls. During this period, Confederate General James Longstreet unsuccessfully besieged the town with 20,000 men between April 11, 1863, to May 4, 1863—finally being ordered to disengage by General Robert E. Lee to join the Army of Northern Virginia at Fredericksburg. At the order of General John Adams Dix, the Union forces abandoned the town for strategic reasons two months later, on July 3.
Suffolk became a city independent from the surrounding county in 1910. At a practical level, the two remained closely linked, and the county seat of Nansemond County remained at Suffolk after the city became politically independent. Thus it remained until 1972 when it was converted to city status to become the short-lived lost city the City of Nansemond.
On January 1, 1974, the City of Nansemond and the City of Suffolk united to become the present City of Suffolk, consolidating with the outlying unincorporated. towns of Holland and Whaleyville. The end result was a new municipality encompassing a total of 430 square miles, making it the largest city in land area in Virginia and the 11th largest in the country.
Suffolk celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008. It is the fastest-growing city in Virginia.