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Cradock, Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia
and Surrounding Areas
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Entrance to Cradock
Original Plat of Cradock Dated Dec. 31, 1919
on linen and paper

History and Dedication of Cradock
scanned from the 1947 Cradock Yearbook

America's First Planned Shopping Center, Est. 1918
Maydell Freed's,  "The Ship's Bell",  and  2002 Photos of Cradock

A Bit of Cradock History and a Lot of Cradock Memories
Memories of Bob and Ruth Cutchins
These newsletters are so  much fun to read if you grew up in Cradock
in the 1940, 1950 and 1960 time frame or if you are intersted
in what Cradock was like in "The Good Old Days"

1920 Craddock Census
Introduction  and Index
These would be some of the first families to live in Cradock

1954 Photos of Cradock
All around Afton Square in 1954
The old cars are as interesting as the location

Cradock in The 1956 Hill City Directory
Cradock streets are highlighted
Click on page number to see who lived on that street
or click here


Members of The Cradock United Methodist Church
Original Cradock High School

History of Cradock High School

1947 Aerial View of Cradock High School
History and Dedication

scanned from 1947 yearbook
I labeled the streets and areas to the best of my knowledge

Cradock High School Yearbooks
Many of the Cradock and other Portsmouth
Schools, yearbooks are now online at the
 Portsmouth Public Library Website

Lest We Forget
The boys from the 1943/44 Classes who joined
the armed services.

Our Classmates Who Are Gone But Not Forgotten
"Your Spirit Shall Remain Within Us, Our Unconconquered Cradock High"

Remembering those who graduated from or attended Cradock

Nelle Evans-Lee
The first student to graduate from Cradock High School
She was also the only one in the 1923 class.

1949 Homecoming
Parade, football game, & dance are main features of program
Honoring the 1923, 24 & 25 graduates

Newspaper Articles About Cradock
These documents are PDF format

English Cruiser Good Hope Sinks
Rear Admiral Cradock and 900 Men

Uncle Sam, Landlord
He built and owns the town of Cradock, VA

Williams Court Houses

1956 Williams Court City Directory
There are three little maps (1942, 1960 & 1963) with this directory listing
showing the street name changes

Williams Court Kindergarten Class 1947/48

Do you recognize yourself or anyone else in this photo?

January 1956 Williams Court News
If you were a kid during this year, you will recognize
many of these name.

July 1956 Williams Court News
 Youth of the Week was Ronnie Ryals this week.

Alexander Park Houses

Alexander Park Map
This map is dated November 1942

Alexander Park
Developed by the Federal Public Housing Authority in 1942

Alexander Park Lease
This lease is dated November 1942

1947 Alexander Park Yearbook
1947 "The National"

Alexander Park 1956 Hill City Directory
This is an index leading to the streets in Alexander Park.
Click on street to see residents names
Portsmouth Ferry Entrance
Portsmouth Timeline
A timeline of Portsmouth Events between
1608 - 1968

Portsmouth Orphan Asylum. 1930 Census
Orphanage in the Westhaven District
Headmaster was Mr. Henry Skutt

Old Portsmouth Postcards
Several beautiful old postcards picturing the
National Guard Armory, Ferry Terminals, several churches, etc.
Hammerhead Crane
A Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia to the American Revolution
submitted to History Department Old Dominion University

1860 Navy Yard Censes
This is the 1860 census of the Portsmouth Navy Yard
Now known as the Norfolk Naval Shipyard but
located in Portsmouth, Virginia
Manor High School

The Mustang
Manor High School 1979 & 1982 Yearbooks

Timeline of Norfolk Newspapers

An Index of obituaries I found while doing my own research
The Norfolk paper was published by the same company under different names for many years.
I now have access to the Norfolk area newspapers 1865 - 1965. (Some issues are missing)
If you would like a lookup for a death notice between these dates contact me at 
Give as much information as you can on the individual you are looking for
so I can verify I have the correct person when searching.
Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and some Suffolk, Va
and eastern North Carolina notices are included as well.
1936 map showing Cradock area

1936 Map Showing Cradock Area
Cradock and surrounding areas

Early 1940's Map
Date of this map is unknow
Also, it is not a detailed map

1940 Map of Portsmouth
The Premier Map of Norfolk & Vicinity.
Cradock, Alexander Park & Williams Court - map # 9

1942 Map of Norfolk & Portsmouth
Compliments of Tunstall & Tunstall
Copyright 1926 - Revised 1942
Cradock & Brentwood - map # 2

1960 Area Map
Flying A Service Station Map

Bird's eye view of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Berkley,
Norfolk Co., Va.
2 maps, 1873, 1891

 Voight Family Research

The Voight Family from Gates Co., NC,
Nansemond Co., VA

& Norfolk, VA Introduction

. This is the most complete and accurate account of the John T. Voight and
Nancy Jane Rogers family available. The author is Jackie Ballance.
It is very well compiled, with
 beautiful pictures and diagrams

Voight Family


West Lenoir Elementary School
Lenoir, NC
First Grade Class
1948 - 1949

 Do you recognize anyone?
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Airline Blvd., Chesapeake, Va
Guidlines for visitation

Most of these gravestones can be seen at
Find A Grave
(Free site)
Circle Restaurant, Frank D. Lawrence
& Barclay Plantation (now Cradock)

Connection to Harry Lynn Hopewell
Click here and scroll down to see if you missed anything!

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