Lynnhaven River

Lynnhaven River

The Lynnhaven River is a tidal estuary located in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the United States, and flows into the Chesapeake Bay west of Cape Henry at Lynnhaven Inlet, beyond which is Lynnhaven Roads. It has a small, developed watershed covering 64 square miles, terminating at Lynnhaven Bay. It was once famous along the East Coast of the United States for its oysters, which declined through pollution and runoff. It is now being restored by the [ Lynnhaven River Now] restoration project.

Notable historic residences near the entrance include the Adam Keeling House and Adam Thoroughgood House and the area was the site of the early colonial settlement of Henry Town.

Adam Thoroughgood was from King's Lynn in Norfolkshire, England. Many locations in Virginia Beach, including the Lynnhaven River, Lynn Shores, Thalia Lynn, Lynnhaven Road (parkway, drive, etc.) are named Lynn after King's Lynn.

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