Thalia, Virginia

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Thalia
Unincorporated area
Thalia is located in Virginia
Thalia
Thalia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 36°50′37″N 76°7′15″W / 36.84361°N 76.12083°W / 36.84361; -76.12083Coordinates: 36°50′37″N 76°7′15″W / 36.84361°N 76.12083°W / 36.84361; -76.12083
Country United States
State Virginia
Independent city Virginia Beach
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 23452
Area code(s) 757

Thalia it is a residential neighborhood in the northeastern area of the independent city of Virginia Beach in the South Hampton Roads the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

An area of farms for many years, until 1963, Thalia was an unincorporated community in Princess Anne County, when it became part of one of the modern city of Virginia Beach which was created by a political consolidation of the Oceanfront resort area (earlier a town and small city) with the county.

History[edit]

Thalia was originally located in Princess Anne County. It was the location of Summerville Plantation, home of wealthy Scottish merchant George F. McIntosh (1768-1863), whose business was based in Norfolk.[1]

During World War II, Camp Ashby, a U.S. Army Prisoner-of-War camp, was located at Thalia.[2]

The area underwent extensive residential development after the War. In 1963, by mutual consent, the county was consolidated with the smaller resort city of Virginia Beach, forming one of Virginia's largest cities.[3]

Modern community[edit]

The community is home to Fire Department No. 7, Thalia Elementary School, and Loehmanns Plaza, a shopping center. Princess Anne High School and Virginia Beach Town Center are just west of the neighborhood on Virginia Beach Boulevard and is separated from it by the southern reach of Thalia Creek.

Neighboring waterways are Western Branch Lynnhaven River, Thalia Creek, Thurston Branch, and Buchannan Creek.

Sub-neighborhoods include Thalia Acres, Lynn Shores, Thalia Manor, Thalia Village, Thalia Wayside, and Thalia Shores. Caren Drive and Birchwood Gardens mark the eastern border of the neighborhood. Other notable local street names in the community are Thalia Road, Thalia Drive, Edinburgh Drive and Lynn Shores Drive.

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