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About this collection

These city directories are great resources of information about Norfolk, Berkley, and Portsmouth from the 1850s to 1931.  The older city directories list individuals living in Norfolk and Portsmouth as well as local businesses. In most cases, the entries include home, work, and some family information. The business and organizational entries also frequently list their location and leadership. The directories are generally divided into four sections: business advertisements, an alphabetical listing of people and businesses, a reverse street directory, and a business/local government directory.  The city directories were usually published annually and contain the previous year's information. However, there are instances of multi-year directories or, in rare cases, no directories published for a certain year.

 

We wish to thank Joan Dalis for her most generous donation that made this project possible. We also thank our friends from the Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach Public Library - Local History collections for their collaborative effort to preserve our histories through digital format.

 

These directories are solely for research purposes. Commercial reprints are prohibited.

 

City Directories  
1851-1852 Norfolk City 1901 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1859 Norfolk City 1902 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1860 Norfolk City 1903 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1866 Norfolk City 1904 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1867 Norfolk City 1905 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1869 Norfolk City 1906 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1870 Norfolk City 1907 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1872 Norfolk City 1908 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1872-1873 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1909 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1874-1875 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1910 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1875-1876 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1911 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1877-1878 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1912 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1880-1881 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1913 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1882-1883 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1914 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1883-1884 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1915 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1885 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1916 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1886 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1917 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1888 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1918 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1889 Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Berkley City 1919 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1890-1891 Norfolk, Portsmouth and Berkley City 1920-1921 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1891-1892 Norfolk, Portsmouth and Berkley City 1922 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1892-1893 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1923 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1894 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1924 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1895-1896 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1925 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1897 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1927 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1898 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1928 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1899 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1930 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
1900 Norfolk and Portsmouth City 1931 Norfolk and Portsmouth City
 
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