SOLD!! 5 Acres Building Lot with Towering Timber located in Rural Suffolk Virginia!

Beautiful wooded building lot with gently sloping terrain for your custom home in the quiet countryside.

5 acre building tract with a mixture of towering hardwood & pine timber with some roll to it! This lot will make an excellent location for your custom home site that you have been dreaming of nestled within the decades old timber. The driveway is already in and the soil tests positive for a conventional septic system in 2 locations and comes with almost 400 feet of city road frontage. This property can provide it all; solid country atmosphere, enough acreage for recreation, that weekend getaway, or that custom home where the serenity of nature and wildlife are located just out the back door. Let the ride home relax you every day as you hit the country roads and start to unwind. Property is high & well drained and slants gently down to a flowing creek that meanders through the rear property line. 15-20 minutes to Suffolk or Franklin where you will find shopping, banks, restaurants, and Hospitals. Priced below assessment, don’t wait too long on this one. 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.