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20 Interesting Facts About Virginia

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Here are some interesting facts about Virginia.

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Virginia known as the Internet Capital. Report Abuse
About 50 to 70 percent of the nation's Internet traffic flows through data centers in Virginia.
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Virginia has produced more presidents than any other state. Report Abuse
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson were born there.
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Richmond, Virginia was the capital of the Confederacy. Report Abuse
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Virginia is often referred to as the birth of a nation. Report Abuse
The original purpose of Jamestown was to cultivate silk. When that failed, the residents planted tobacco.
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Or the birthplace of a nation.
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Both of the surrenders of the American Revolution and the Civil War happened in Virginia. Report Abuse
American Revolution (Yorktown) and the Civil War (Appomattox).
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In addition to being the birthplace of several presidents, Virginia is also the birthplace of several first ladies. Report Abuse
Six Presidents' wives were born in Virginia: Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson, Rachel Jackson, Letitia Tyler, Ellen Arthur, and Edith Wilson.
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Tobacco is a major industry for Virginia. Report Abuse
In fact, many Virginians earn their living from the manufacture of this crop.
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Arlington County was originally meant to be part of Washington, D.C. Report Abuse
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Roanoake College is the second oldest Lutheran collge in the United States. Report Abuse
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The North American Headquarters for NATO are in Norfolk, Virginia. Report Abuse
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Norfolk, Virginia is home to the world’s largest naval base. Report Abuse
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Virgina was home to the Cherokee, Powhatan, Manahoac, Meherrin, Monacan, Nahyssan, Nottaway, Occaneechi, Saponi, Shawnee, and Tutelo. Report Abuse
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Virginia is the 10th state. Report Abuse
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The "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech happened at St. John's Church in Richmond. Report Abuse
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The tomb of the Unknown Soldier is in Arlington National Cemetery. Report Abuse
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Virginia is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Report Abuse
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The state nickname is Old Dominion. Report Abuse
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The second oldest college in the nation, the College of William and Mary, is located in Virginia. Report Abuse
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Jamestown was the first English settlement in America. Report Abuse
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Virginia was named after Queen Elizabeth I. Report Abuse
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