Virginia – the Old Dominion
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Virginia Online Extras
Virginia State Bird: Cardinal
Top Five Facts
1. ) Jamestown, Virginia was founded in 1607, making it the first permanent English colony in the New World.
2. ) The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, is the second-oldest college is America.
3. ) Richmond, Virginia was the capital of the Confederacy in the American Civil War.
4. ) Four of the first five presidents were born in Virginia, and eight total U.S. presidents were born in the state.
5. ) The British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, marked the virtual end of the Revolutionary War and established the United States as an independent nation.
Virginia in History
Guilford Courthouse Regimental Flag
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People of Virginia
Mother of Presidents
Virginia in Detail
Virginia State Capitol Building at Richmond
Selected Virginia Video – Shenandoah National Park