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What do you love? Do you love history? Then Virginia is for you. Walk in the steps of our forefathers, stand where Patrick Henry stood when he made his declaration to "give me liberty or give me death," or follow the trails hiked by Pocahontas and John Smith. Visit the historic homes of many of our nation's presidents, including Monticello and Mount Vernon, and see the final resting place of many of our heroes in Arlington National Cemetery. See history at work in the Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, and discover what the founders of our nation had to endure for us to be where we are today. Virginia is rich with the sights, sounds and tastes of history, including the outskirts of DC in Arlington, the Fredericksburg and Richmond National Battlefields, Appomattox Courthouse, Williamsburg and the coastline that brought forth our new nation. Do you love the outdoors? If so, Virginia is for you, too. Cruise the Richmond River, hike the Appalachian Trail, discover the Blue Ridge Mountains, take a trail ride through the Allegany Mountains or camp in the Shenandoah Valley. Do you love music? Travel the Crooked Road and discover some of the purest bluegrass to be found. Sports? Visit the Martinsville Speedway. How about the beach? Virginia Beach is not only the largest city in the state, it's a haven of sun, sand and surf and home to the annual East Coast surfing championship. Whatever you love to do, you can find it in Virginia. It's true — Virginia is for lovers...of everything.

 

Famous Residents

Famous people that live in or are from Virginia
  • George Washington
  • Jim Morrison
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Willard Scott
  • James Madison
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • James Monroe
  • Warren Beatty
  • William Henry Harrison
  • Pocahontas
  • John Tyler
  • Katie Couric
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Jerry Falwell
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • David Arquette
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Allen Iverson
  • Patrick Henry
  • Patsy Cline
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Pat Robertson
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Jim Morrison
  • Arthur Ashe
  • Dave Matthews
  • Tiki Barber
  • Sandra Bullock
  • George C. Scott
  • Lawrence Taylor
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Shirley MacLaine
 

 

Local Color

What makes Virginia unique
  • Red-eye Gravy
  • The Turkey Capital
  • Peanuts
  • Hobo Gazebos
  • The Crooked Road
  • ABC Stores
  • Bluegrass
  • Natural Bridge
  • Pierce's BBQ
  • Mount Vernon Distillery
 

 

Nicknames

Virginia's alter egos
  • Old Dominion
  • Mother of Presidents
  • Mother of States
  • Cavalier State
  • Birthplace of a Nation
 

 

Major Industries

Most profitable industries in Virginia
  • Government, Military & Defense Contractors
  • Tourism
  • Software & Computer Chips
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications
  • Cattle, Tobacco & Peanut farming
 

 

Geographic Regions

Regions that extend into Virginia
  • Shenandoah Valley
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge & Valley
  • Piedmont
  • Foothills
  • Tidewater