Norfolk is a city located in Madison County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,516.
The name "Norfolk" is traditionally pronounced "Norfork" by Nebraskans. When the city was founded (as a village) in 1881, it was named after the "north fork" of the Elkhorn River, but abbreviated as "Norfork". The United States Postal Service, however, thought that "Norfork" was a mistake and changed the name to "Norfolk". This became the official spelling, but the local pronunciation did not change.
Norfolk is the birthplace of Thurl Ravenscroft.Web Sites and Links
City of NorfolkIncludes online viewing of the municipal code, and information about departments and services.
Eldorado Hills Golf Club18 hole course in Norfolk, Nebraska. See pictures and layout of course.
Norfolk Area Chamber of CommerceOffers information about business development, relocation, recreation, and the local Watermelon Festival. Includes a list of area businesses, and calendar of events.
Norfolk Medical GroupOffers a variety of health care services for the area.
White House InnList of rooms and suites, amenities and rates. Includes photos and local area attractions.