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About Virginia

Also known as the Old Dominion State, Charles II of England quartered the arms of Virginia on his shield in 1663; thus adding Virginia to his dominions of France, Ireland and Scotland.

The state capital of Virginia is Richmond.

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County Map of Virginia:
Colourful map of Virginia showing the location of all 95 counties: Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, Wythe and York.


'Give me liberty or give me death'! declared Patrick Henry from St John's Episcopal Church, in 1775.

The State Capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson in the style of a Roman temple in Nimes, France.

Located at the head of navigation on the James River, Richmond became the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1780 and the Confederate capital in 1861.

During the American Civil War, Union troops succeeded in occupying the city under the leadership of General Ulysses S. Grant.

The Richmond National Battlefield Park (3215 E. Broad St.) commemorates the American Civil War battles fought over possession of the Confederate capital.

Historic Richmond:
Information on the historic sites and monuments around Richmond and a calendar of events.

Museums in Richmond include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Confederacy, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

Commonwealth of Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of the South Atlantic states and was probably named after Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen.

States neighbouring Virginia are: North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Maryland.

Virginia's Place in History is Legendary

The first permanent English settlement in North America was established at Jamestown, in 1607.

Virginia is also the birthplace of eight American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

Commonwealth of Virginia:
The Government of Virginia answer your questions.

Visit Virginia:
Tourist information for visitors to Virginia.


Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown make up the Historic Triangle of Virginia and are well represented by world-class accommodations, attractions, restaurants and golf courses.

Colonial Williamsburg:
The city of Williamsburg has a rich colonial history and is  popular with tourists.

Williamsburg Online:
The beautiful city of Williamsburg is a family destination significant for much more than just its' prestigious historical past.


Thomas Jefferson was a self-taught architect and you can see some of his ideas in his former home.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is served by Norfolk International Airport and there's an interstate highway all the way to the oceanfront, with several alternative routes available in the event of unusually heavy traffic.

Virginia Beach Attractions:
There's plenty to keep you amused in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau:
Virginia Beach features a recently-widened 300-foot beach, a three-mile long oceanfront Boardwalk, historic landmarks, exciting attractions, manicured golf courses, parks and wildlife habitats. Seaside lodging with spectacular views and dining experiences with succulent seafood abound, and the resort city's mild climate makes it an ideal vacation spot any season of the year.

Virginia Beach Vacations:
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Historical Virginia

The Spotsylvania National Military Park serves as a reminder to the 1862 battle of Fredericksberg.


Situated on the opposite side of the Potomac River to  Washington, DC, Arlington is a residential suburb of the nation's capital and accommodates many United States government offices and Washington National Airport.

Arlington Visitors Centre:
Arlington is worth considering as a base when visiting the National Capital area. Apart from offering over forty hotels in a wide price range, great shopping and dining, there's also plenty to see in Arlington as well.

The Arlington National Cemetery holds the ceremonially guarded Tomb of the Unknowns.

Also in Arlington is a museum dedicated to the news media.


Monticello, the estate of President Thomas Jefferson; Montpelier, the home of President James Madison; and Ash Lawn, the home of President James Monroe; all in the Charlottesville area.

Other historical gems worth a visit are the Historic Court Square and Michie Tavern (near Monticello).

City of Charlottesville:
Voted one of the best places to live in America.

Pure Charlottesville:
The lands of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are still infused with the revolutionary ideals of the founding fathers who once called it home.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon:
George Washington's estate and burial place, near Alexandria, overlooks the Potomac River. There's also a presidential museum focusing on the last ten years of his life. He died in 1799.

New Point Comfort

New Point Comfort is a windswept peninsula at the southernmost point of Mathews County, Virginia. Renowned for its beaches, salt marshes and forested wetlands, this tiny strip of land is also home to a wide variety of coastal and marine plants and animals.

Just offshore its southern point, on a tiny rock covered island, the legendary New Point Comfort lighthouse still warns Chesapeake Bay mariners of the shallow shoals that lie below.

New Point Comfort:
Discover the natural beauty and adventure found in and around the New Point Comfort area of Mathews County, Virginia.

Virginia Municipalities

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