03 Nov African American Images of Suffolk: Maroon Colonies, Great Dismal Swamp Posted at 10:21h in Civil War, Genealogy, Nansemond County, North Carolina, Suffolk, Uncategorized, Underground Railroad, Virginia by Nadia K. Orton 0 Comments 0 Likes Share Dismal Swamp State Park. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Tags: Civil War, freedom seekers, Gates County (NC), Genealogy, Great Dismal Swamp, Maroon Communities, Nansemond County, Nansemond County (VA), North Carolina, Runaway slave ads, slavery, Suffolk (VA), Underground Railroad, Virginia Nadia Orton firstname.lastname@example.org Professional genealogist and public historian. Graduate of Duke University. President of the Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. Studying historic African American cemeteries and communities.