SOME FACTS ABOUT NORFOLK. That--Norfolk-Portsmouth and Norfolk County has a population of 177,623 (official as of July 1, 1916) with a metropolitan or shopping population of 325,000.
That--Norfolk-Portsmouth have grown nearly one hundred per cent in fifteen years
175 miles of Paved Streets 180 miles of Sewers 125 miles of Gas Mains 225 miles of Trolley Lines 400 acres in Public Parks 6 Play Grounds 3 Public Libraries 19 Charitable Institutions 9 Hospitals 180 Churches 53 Public Schools with more than 525 teachers and 19,000 pupils 6 Seasude Resorts within one hour's rude 24 Modern Hotels with capacity of 6,000 people 16 Banks 19 Building and Loan Associations 16,000 Telephones Adequate Fire and Police Protection.
That--Electric Power can be furnished to large users at lower rates than elsewhere on the Atlantic Seaboard.
That--This port ships annually more than:
16,000,000 tons of Coals 350,000 tons of Fertilizer 700,000,000 feet of Lumber 2,800,000 bags of Peanuts 700,000 bales of Cotton $10,000,000 worth of Oysters, Crabs, Fish, etc. $16,000,000 worth of Green Goods (vegetables).
That--Norfolk's water-borne commerce for 1915 totaled 49,485,560 tons, valued at $2,042,335, 814/
That--The Harbor of Norfolk including Hampton Roads is the greatest harbor on the Atlantic Coast.
That--Norfolk has 9 Railroads and 27 Steamships Lines.
That--The Navy Yard here covers 273 acres, employing 4,000 en, with an annual pay roll of $3,000,000.00.
That--The Navy Plant also embraces:
Marine Barracks with 87 acres St. Julian's Magazine with 95 acres. U. S. Naval Hospital with 80 acres.
That--The greatest fort in the world is to be constructed at Cape Henry; work will begin at once.