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Norfolk is located in Southampton County in southeast Virginia in the Central Region of the state. It is situated in the "Hampton Roads" area; Lake Drummond and Dismal Swamp are nearby.

Norfolk's fine harbor accommodates supercarriers, merchant ships and United States Navy vessels. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in nearby Portsmouth, as well as the Naval Station and Naval Air Station in Norfolk, are among the largest naval facilities in the world.

Norfolk boasts a 400-year history. In 1585, English settlers reached Roanoke Island and in 1591, the Roanoke Colony was found with no survivors. In 1607, colonists established Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. In 1776, English ships opened fire on Norfolk, burning many of the buildings to the ground. During the Civil War, the Virginia and the Monitor fought in Hampton Roads. World War II doubled Norfolk's population.

Norfolk is part of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News metro area.

Second Calvary Baptist Church | De Paul Medical Center School Of Nursing | Marine Safety Consultants-Tidewater Scho | Sentara Norfolk General Hospital School | Virginia Ballet Theatre Academy |
Art Hermitage Foundation Museum | Norfolk Naval Base Tours |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Bianca Boat and Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Backstage Cafe | Peter Pittman Restaurant | Velvet 25 Bistro | Norfolk Psychiatric Center | Sentara Hospice Program |
History Moses Myers House | Nauticus, the National Maritime Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Clarion Hotel James Madison | Doubletree Club Hotel | Quality Suites Lake Wright | Tides Inn |
Shopping Monticello Antique Shop |
Transportation American Rover Tall Sailing Ship Cruises | Spirit of Norfolk |

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Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood
Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival Richmond VA September28-29 Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 8th Annual Italian Festival.
St. Mary's County Oyster Fest Leonardtown MD October19-20 Oysters served up raw, scalded, grilled on the barbie, on bread, on the half shell, stewed, nude, cooked in savory sauces, in salads, even in desserts, just about every way imaginable and then some.