Great building lot with opportunity for some hunting and offers convenience of township living with great country atmosphere.
This 15.5-acre lot will make a great building site for a custom home or a spec house for you builders out there. About 60% wooded, that leaves enough cleared already for a building site, maybe 2! Soil test indicates good for underground septic system. Being on the outskirts of the town of Whaleyville offers the opportunity for municipal water. It also offers the convenience of a local store. The wooded portion of the property slopes down to a large swamp bottom loaded with deer tracks moving back and forth from this tract and adjacent timber company property. Less than 15 minutes from downtown Suffolk and retail and grocery stores, restaurants, and Obici hospital. Suffolk is home to many reservoir lakes and offers access to the Nansemond and the Blackwater Rivers.
Suffolk is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area which also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, as well as other smaller cities, counties, and towns of Hampton Roads. With miles of waterfront property on the Nansemond and James River, present day Suffolk was formed in 1974 after consolidating with Nansemond County and the towns of Holland and Whaleyville.
Suffolk was founded by English colonists in 1742 as a port town on the Nansemond River in the Virginia Colony. Originally known as Constant’s Warehouse, for John Constant, Suffolk was renamed after Royal Governor William Gooch’s home of Suffolk, a county in East Anglia, England. Before European contact, indigenous American tribes lived in the region for thousands of years. At the time of English settlement, the Nansemond Indians lived along the river. In the early colonial years, the English cultivated tobacco as a commodity crop, but later turned to mixed farming. It became the county seat of Nansemond County in 1750.
Suffolk became an incorporated town in 1808. In 1910, it incorporated as a city and separated from Nansemond County. However, it remained the seat of Nansemond County until 1972, when its former county became the independent city of Nansemond. In 1974, the independent cities of Suffolk and Nansemond merged under Suffolk’s name and charter.
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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffolk,_Virginia