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By now, you are hooked on local history. Here are some other titles to read.  

Don't forget to purchase you copy of Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach, a pictorial history, by Dr. Stephen S. Mansfield available through the PAC/VB Historical Society

Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach
Booklist on Local History

Bogger L. Tommy. Free Blacks in Norfolk, VA 1790-1860 – the Darker Side of Freedom. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 1997.

Callis, Ann Handbury, Danna Cullen and photo editor Chris Crumley.  Vintage North End Virginia Beach - an illustrated history. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, LTD., 2012  ISBN-10: 0764340883 - ISBN-13: 978-0764340888 - available locally and           at &  

Dunn, Joseph W. Jr. and Barbara S. Lyle. Virginia Beach “Wish You Were Here” – a postcard view of Days Gone By. Norfolk, VA: The Donning Publishers, 1983.

Farrar, Emmie Ferguson & Emilee Himes. Old Virginia Houses – Harbors Vol.9. Charlotte, NC: Delmar Publishing, 1984.

Foss, William O. The Norwegian Lady and the Wreck of the Dictator. Norfolk, VA: The Donning Publishers, 1983.  

Gardner, Hank and Chris Jennings. From The Beach To The Bay  :  Purchase from - Chris Jennings Dixon 14391 Tamarac Dr.  Bokeelia, FL  33922 -  757-621-4148

Gilbert, Lillie and Vickie Shufer. Wild River Guide to the North Landing River and its Tributaries. Virginia Beach, VA: Eco Images, 2001.

Gilbert, Lillie, Belinda Nash, Deni-Norred-Williams. Bayside History Trail, A View from the Water. Virginia Beach, VA  Eco Images, Feb 2003.

Grube, Martin.  Virginia Beach Fire Department – A Pictorial History   1906-2006

Hawkins-Hendrix, Edna. Black History, Our Heritage.  Princess Anne County, Virginia Beach, VA. Book 1. Virginia Beach VA: Edna Hawkins-Hendrix, 1998.

Jordan, James M., IV and Frederick S. Jordan. Virginia Beach – a pictorial history. Richmond, VA: Hale Publishers, Inc. 1977.

Kellam, Sadie Scott and V. Hope Kellam. Old Houses in Princess Anne Virginia. Portsmouth, VA: Printcraft, 1931.

Mansfield, Stephen S. Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach –a pictorial history. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Publishers, 1989.

Parkerson, Hortense. Swan Island Flyway Stopover, A Hunting Club. Currituck Sound North Carolina.  Virginia Beach, VA: Parkerson, 1988/1996.

Turner, Florence Kimberly. Gateway to the New World – A History of Princess Anne County, Virginia 1607-1824. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1984.

Virginia Beach Public Library. The Beach: A History of Virginia Beach. Revised ed. Va Bch, VA: The Virginia Beach Public Library, 1996.

Yarsinske, Amy Waters. Mud Flats to Master Jet Base:  Fifty Years at NAS Oceana. Gloucester Point, VA: Hallmark Publishing Company, Inc., 2001.

Yarsinske, Amy Waters. Virginia Beach, Jewel Resort of the Atlantic. Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 1998.

This booklist was complied by Historical Society volunteers and provides this list for our website visitors as popular books on local history.  
The Historical Society has not verified the historical accuracy of the information in any of the books, with the exception of Stephen Manfield's book.  
As always, the reader should rely on their own research and double check sources for historical accuracy.

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