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The history of America is closely tied to that of Virginia. The first permanent English settlement in North America was Jamestown, founded in 1607. The surrenders ending the American Revolution (Yorktown) and the Civil War (Appomattox) occurred in Virginia.
The state is called the “Mother of Presidents” because eight U.S. presidents were born there.
The name of the state comes from Elizabeth “Virgin Queen” of England. It entered the Union at June 25, 1788 as the tenth state.
In 1969 the Virginia State Travel Service (now the Virginia Tourism Corporation) adopted the Virginia Is for Lovers slogan. Therefor it is the oldest slogan in the states.
Nobody knows what it stands for, and you are supposed to give it your own meaning. Lovers of nature, travelling, history....... or just lovers.
At milepost 63 James river crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here you can see an exhibition about an old restored lock. It... more travel advice
Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway we encountered this Inn in Staunton. It is located next to a family restaurant (Mrs... more travel advice
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