In 2014 Suffolk, Virginia had a population of 86,806 people. The city is the largest in Virginia (area wise) and the 14th largest in the U. S.
I live in Downtown Suffolk. It's an old town with lots of historical sights to see. Here are some.
This is the Visitor's Center. It once was the Courthouse. And, has stood in this spot since long before the Civil War.
Here is a very popular venue, First Lady of Suffolk. The Queen Anne Victorian mansion was built in 1907 and is host to weddings, parties, banquets and other event.
This is Mr. Peanut!! He is the symbol of Planter's Peanuts. Mr. Obici moved from Italy to Pennsylvania where he built his own peanut roaster so he could sell peanuts in his cart. He and Patine Perizzi became partners and founded the Planters Peanut Co. in 1906. Obici and his wife came to Suffolk from Pa. in 1924 and Suffolk is known as the Peanut Capitol of the World.
We have lots of lakes, rivers, swamps and marsh lands. This is Lake Prince. Nearby is the Great Dismal Swamp, a tourist attraction where you can go on boat tours, nature hiking tours and bird watching.
Downtown Suffolk, Virginia.