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The damage from the shells and fires started by the British and spread by the patriots destroyed over 800 buildings, almost two-thirds of the city.The patriots destroyed the remaining buildings for strategic reasons in February.The former Elizabeth Cittie became Elizabeth City Shire.After persuading 105 people to settle in the colony, Adam Thoroughgood (who had immigrated to Virginia in 1622 from King's Lynn, Norfolk, England) was granted a large land holding, through the head rights system, along the Lynnhaven River in 1636.Following recovery from the Revolutionary War's burning, Norfolk and her citizens struggled to rebuild.In 1804, another serious fire along the city's waterfront destroyed some 300 buildings and the city suffered a serious economic setback.
By 1775, Norfolk developed into what contemporary observers argued was the most prosperous city in Virginia.
During the 1820s, agrarian communities across the American South suffered a prolonged recession, which caused many families to migrate to other areas.
Many moved west into the Piedmont, or further into Kentucky and Tennessee.
What would become Norfolk was put under the Elizabeth Cittie incorporation.
In 1634 King Charles I reorganized the colony into a system of shires.