Cornland School

The Cornland School in the City of Chesapeake is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1903 that served African American students in the Pleasant Grove School District in the former Norfolk […]

Old Portlock School #5

Old Portlock School #5 was built in the former Norfolk County (now the city of Chesapeake) in 1908 in response to the rapid growth in the Portlock area that began […]

Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Historic District

The linear Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Historic District in the modern day city of Chesapeake is significant for transportation, engineering, and military history, with the period of significance being 1775–1953. […]

Sunray Agricultural Historic District

The Sunray Agricultural Historic District is a planned agrarian community settled by Polish immigrants in the early 20th century. Proponents of immigration, Isador and Rose Herz owned a steamship company, […]

Oaklette Historic District

The Oaklette Historic District developed early in the 20th century following the expansion of streetcar lines from Norfolk to the more rural suburbs. Bounded by Indian River and Indian River […]

Centreville–Fentress Historic District

The Centreville-Fentress Historic District encompasses an area of 257 acres on a historic land route between Norfolk and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It features 24 contributing and 33 noncontributing resources. […]

Warden Family Home

Located in Chesapeake, the Warden Family Home, a two-story wood-frame dwelling, was probably built during three separate stages from the late 18th through the 19th centuries. The property features four […]


A prosaic mid-19th-century building, Wallaceton was originally built as a store to serve the employees of the Wallace Company, a lumber company, as well as the residents of Wallaceton, a […]

Dismal Swamp Canal

Named for the vast swamp through which it traverses, the Dismal Swamp Canal is a twenty-two-mile land cut between Deep Creek and the village of South Mills in North Carolina. […]