The Web Rootsweb site only-
Yearbooks & Cradock history located here

Portsmouth and Norfolk County, Virginia
Plus Surrounding Areas

Portsmouth, VA Yearbooks - Portsmouth Public Library

Portsmouth, Virginia Timeline

Site Index

  The Web Cradock.org site only
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum 
Partial Listing
Most of these grave stones can be seen at Findagrave.com , a free site.

Norfolk Newspapers
Obituary Collection Indexed

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

Original Plat of Cradock, dated Dec. 31, 1919
on linen & paper

This is a great article about Cradock printed in the Jun 29, 1919 issue of The New York Times. The photos are too dark to recognize but the article is excellent.

For ease in reading, here is a transcribed copy of the
New York Times article suitable for printing


A Bit of Cradock History and A  Lot of Cradock Memories
Bob & Ruth Cutchins' Newsletters

1947 Aerial View of Cradock High School,
History & Dedication

pages scanned from 1947 yearbook

 1954 Photos of Cradock

Cradock was established in 1918.
 This census contains the names of some of the first families to live in the new development.

If the Navy Yard brought your family to the Portsmouth, Virginia area, you may find them in this census.
This site covers the Cradock area only.  There are many other areas where they could have lived. Consult the original census also.

Census Introduction

Questions Asked At This Census

Craddock Street Index

1920 Craddock Census
A census must be 72 years old before it is released to the public. The 1940 census will be released in 2022.

1956 Hill City Directory
Portsmouth/Norfolk County

Williams Court - 1956 City Directory

Williams Court Kindergarten Class

Cradock Methodist Church
1975 Member Directory

1960 Street Map of Norfolk and Portsmouth
printed by The H. M. Gousha Company
Distributed by Flying A Service/Tidewater Oil Company

Mid to Late 1940 Service Station Street Map

1936 Map of Portsmouth and Surrounding Areas

Early 1940's Map
Norfolk/ Portsmouth

1942 Portsmouth Area Map

Alexander Park
1956 Hill Directory

Alexander Park/Academy Park
Copy of original Alexander Park Lease,
and a few old photos of  Alexander Park while under construction.

Alexander Park 1947 Yearbook

Alexander Park Map
(Dated November, 1942)


A lot of Portsmouth, Virginia Yearbooks Are Now Online at The Portsmouth Public Library
Portsmouth, VA Yearbooks - Portsmouth Public Library
Cradock in the 1930's through the Newsletters Written By
Bob & Ruth Cutchins



Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock

Old Newspaper Articles 
They called our Cradock an  "orphan town"


Old Portsmouth Postcards

Cradock High School Yearbooks

Cradock Educators 1938 - 1963

Our Cradock Classmates Who Are
Gone But Not Forgotten


Cora Mae Fitzgerald Memorial
1918 - 2005

The Voight Family From Gates Co., NC,
Nansemond Co., VA & Norfolk, VA


A Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia to the American Revolution
Submitted to History Department Old Dominion University

Portsmouth Orphan Asylum, 1930 Census 
Located on County Street in the Westhaven District of
Norfolk County, VA. There were 22 children
living there at this census

1860 Portsmouth Navy Yard Census
To verify information in this census, please refer to original film. 
Some of the writing was difficult to decipher, therefore not
all information guaranteed to be copied correctly.


From The Norfolk Virginian 1865 Newspaper

Names of Southern Soldiers and Citizens Interred At 
Camp Hamilton, near Fort Monroe, Virginian

The Mustang

District Deputy Grand Masters 

History of Norfolk
Maintained by the
Norfolk Historical Society

Virginia Beach Public Library's Digital Archives
Formerly Princess Anne County


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

Obituary Daily Times
The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries.

nformation relating to the Mathews Family
(Circle Restaurant,)  Lawrence Family
(Frank D. Lawrence Stadium,) and Barclay
Plantation Family (Cradock Roots) begins here
Harry Lynn Hopewell

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


Area Libraries

  In Memoriam