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Virginia - The Old Dominion


Nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there, Virginia has much to offer for sight-seeing, history buffs, and outdoor fun at beaches, mountains, and forests.


Historic Jamestown is the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America and represents the very foundations of whom and what we are as a people and a nation.


Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the Civil War during which time, Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia's northwestern counties separated to form the state of West Virginia.


Stories about historic figures, such as those surrounding Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, George Washington's childhood, or the plantation elite in the slave society of the antebellum period, have created numerous myths of state history.


Along with its abundant history, Virginia provides numerous beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, 30 National Parks, 35 State Parks, and two National Forests.

Head for Chesapeake Bay, or the Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington's Boyhood Home, and numerous Civil battlefields. Explore underground caves or lush green forests or go shopping for unique treasures of another kind.


Kathy R. Weiser


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Virginia Articles:


American Revolution

American Revolution Timeline

Initial Battles For Independence

Chatham Manor and the Lady in White

Early American History

Nathaniel Bacon -- First American Rebel

The Old Dominion - Settling Virginia

Civil War Battles of Virginia

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Jamestown - First Successful English Settlement

Pirates - Renegades of the Sea

Stonewall Jackson's Arm

Robert E. Lee - Celebrated General of the South

Pocahontas - Legendary Indian Princess

Powhatan Tribe - Dominating Virginia in History

Settling America - The Proprietary Colonies

Settling of America - New England Settlements

Captain John Smith - Settling the First Colony

Virginia Photo Prints

The War of 1812 - American Independence Confirmed


Barn near Shenandoah National Park

Barn near Shenandoah National Park.

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Yorktown Harbor, Virginia, 1903

Yorktown Harbor, Virginia, by the Detroit Photographic Co., 1903.

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Color guard, Fort Belvoir, Virginia about 1941

Color guard, Fort Belvoir, Virginia about 1941.

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Virginia FlagVirginia Flag - Virginia's official state flag was adopted in 1861. The flag has a deep blue background with a white circle in the center. In the center are the words "Virginia," and "Sic Sempter Tyrannis", which is Latin for "thus always to tyrants". Depicting the state's motto on the flag is the goddess Virtue holding a sword and a spear, who has defeated a tyrant, who is lying on the ground, and is holding a chain and a scourge.. Nearby is the tyrant's fallen crown. Virtue symbolizes Virginia and the tyrant symbolizes Britain. Red Virginia creepers and green leaves surround the scene. A white silk fringe is on the edge farthest from the flagstaff.


Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia, by Jack E. Boucher, 1988

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