UNDER CONTRACT!! 15 Acres in the Countryside of Suffolk Virginia!

Whaleyville, VA
15.0 acres

Off Mineral Spring Rd
Whaleyville, VA 23438
United States

This listing is provided by Land and Farms Realty.

Opportunity for wooded and cleared acreage to build your custom home or to just have a weekend getaway for recreation and relaxation. 

Great building lot and good for recreational too! Come build your custom home among the trees and fields. Could be a great weekend getaway tract also. Camp, 4 wheel, and hunting too. Perc test is dated but shows soil for conventional septic system & confirmed by Health Dept. Over 4 acres high, dry, and mostly cleared will make a great home site and space for outbuildings and fences. The remainder is wooded with towering trees and a creek. Lots of road frontage on 2 roads. Minutes from the Suffolk bypass and on to all of Hampton Roads. Easy ride to Suffolk where you will find shopping, restaurants, banking, and a Hospital. Come relax in the countryside. Call Danny Graham at 757-613-6059 or email him at dgraham@mossyoakproperties.com to discuss or set up a time to see.

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.

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 were 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 after the war.

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.

For more information on this and other land for sale in Suffolk County, contact Danny Graham at (757) 613-6059 or by email at dgraham@mossyoakproperties.com, or visit landandfarmsrealty.com.

Last updated
May 19, 2022
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Off Mineral Spring Rd
Whaleyville, VA 23438


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