Virginia

The story of Pocahontas was romanticized by later artists, in part because of her association with the First Families of Virginia.
Williamsburg was Virginia's capital from 1699 to 1780.
1851 painting of Patrick Henry's speech before the House of Burgesses on the Virginia Resolves against the Stamp Act of 1765
Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865, when it was partially burned by them prior to its recapture by Union forces.
Many World War I-era warships were built in Newport News, including the USS Virginia.
Protests in 2020 were focused on the Confederate monuments in the state.
Virginia is shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, and the parallel 36°30′ north.
Great Falls is on the fall line of the Potomac River, and its rocks date to the late Precambrian.
Oak trees in particular produce a haze of isoprene, which helps gives the Blue Ridge Mountains their signature color.
White-tailed deer are also known as Virginia deer, and up to seven thousand live in Shenandoah National Park.
Population density of Virginia counties and cities in 2020
New citizens attend a naturalization ceremony in Northern Virginia, where 25% of residents are foreign-born, almost twice the overall state average
Since 1927, Arlington National Cemetery has hosted an annual nondenominational sunrise service every Easter.
Virginia counties and cities by median household income (2010)
The Department of Defense is headquartered in Arlington at the Pentagon, the world's largest office building.
Ocean tourism is an important sector of Virginia Beach's economy.
Rockingham County accounts for twenty percent of Virginia's agricultural sales.
Colonial Virginian culture, language, and style are reenacted in Williamsburg.
Americana Roots Folk Rock band The Steel Wheels play at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville
The annual Pony Penning features more than two hundred wild ponies swimming across the Assateague Channel into Chincoteague.
USA Today, the nation's most circulated newspaper, has its headquarters in McLean.
Virginia's public schools serve over a million students at over 2,200 schools.
The University of Virginia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, guarantees full tuition scholarships to all in-state students from families earning up to $80,000.
Patients are screened for COVID-19 outside Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, the Navy's oldest continuously operating hospital.
The Silver Line extension of the Washington Metro system opened in Tysons Corner in 2014.
The Virginia State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau, is home to the Virginia General Assembly.
Unlike the federal system, justices of the Virginia Supreme Court have term limits and a mandatory retirement age, and select their own Chief Justice.
Mirroring Virginia's political transition, the annual Shad Planking event in Wakefield has evolved from a vestige of the Byrd era into a regular stop for many state campaigns.
Republicans gained seven seats (red) in the 2021 General Assembly elections.
Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Virginia's two U.S. Senators, are both former governors.
The annual Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond has become one of the ten largest timed races in the U.S.
Mike Scott and Joe Harris of the Virginia Cavaliers battle Cadarian Raines of the Virginia Tech Hokies for a rebound at Cassell Coliseum
The state slogan, "Virginia is for Lovers", has been used since 1969 and is featured on the state's welcome signs.

State in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States, between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

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Southeastern United States

Broadly the eastern portion of the southern United States and the southern portion of the eastern United States.

Jacksonville is the largest city in the region, and is the region's tenth largest metro area.
Charlotte is the second-largest city in the region, and serves as an anchor to the region's sixth largest metro area.
Atlanta is the eighth largest city in the region, and serves as an anchor to the region's third-largest metro area.
Tampa is the thirteenth largest city in the region, and serves as an anchor to the region's fourth-largest metro area.
Miami is the eleventh largest city in the region, and is the core of the region's second-largest metro area.
Virginia Beach is the ninth largest city in the region, and is the region's ninth-largest metro area.
Nashville is the fourth largest city in the region, and serves as the region's eighth-largest metro area.
University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida
University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia
University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Atlanta Braves
Miami Heat
New Orleans Saints

They instead divide a larger region which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia, designated as "the South" into three separate subregions, none of which are conventionally considered to define the Southeast.

Virginia General Assembly

The Iowa State Capitol building, where the Iowa General Assembly convenes

The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the oldest continuous law-making body in the Western Hemisphere, the first elected legislative assembly in the New World, and was established on July 30, 1619.

West Virginia

State in the Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States.

Thomas Lee, the first manager of the Ohio Company of Virginia
A slave wedding in Virginia, 1838
Map of Virginia dated June 13, 1861, featuring the percentage of slave population within each county at the 1860 census and the proposed state of Kanawha
Francis H. Pierpont, a leader during the Second Wheeling Convention.
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, a statue on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol
Harpers Ferry alternated between Confederate and Union rule eight times during the American Civil War, and was finally annexed by West Virginia.
Votes by county in the October 1861 statehood vote
Child labor in the coal mines of West Virginia, 1908.
Family of a coal miner, circa 1935
Saturday afternoon street scene, Welch, McDowell County, 1946
Map of West Virginia counties
Shaded relief map of the Cumberland Plateau and Ridge-and-valley Appalachians
The summit of Spruce Knob is often covered in clouds.
Köppen climate types of West Virginia, using 1991-2020 climate normals
West Virginia population density map
Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County
Bituminous coal seam in southwestern West Virginia
Bluefield, a major center for coal mining, in 2014
The West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston is home to the West Virginia Legislature.
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A toll plaza on the West Virginia Turnpike
The iconic New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville
The Veterans Memorial Bridge carries US 22 from Steubenville into Ohio.

It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north and east, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest.

Shenandoah Valley

Map of the Shenandoah Valley
The Shenandoah Valley in autumn
A poultry farm with the Blue Ridge Mountains in background
A farm in the fertile Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley, oil on canvas, William Louis Sonntag Sr., 1859–1860. Virginia Historical Society

The Shenandoah Valley is a geographic valley and cultural region of western Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in the United States.

Virginia House of Delegates

One of the two parts of the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia.

The Iowa State Capitol building, where the Iowa General Assembly convenes

The House of Delegates is the modern-day successor to the Virginia House of Burgesses, which first met at Jamestown in 1619.

Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern to northeastern North America.

Detail of Diego Gutiérrez's 1562 map of the Western Hemisphere, showing the first known use of a variation of the place name "Appalachia" ("Apalchen") – from the map Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia
Bald Mountains seen from Tennessee
Shaded relief map of the Cumberland Plateau and Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians on the Virginia–West Virginia border
Old fault exposed by roadcut near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, along Interstate 81, such faults are common in the folded Appalachians
Cliffs overlooking the New River near Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
Paleogeographic reconstruction showing the Appalachian Basin area during the Middle Devonian period
USGS Appalachian zones in the United States
View from Mount Mitchell, North Carolina, at 6684 ft the highest peak east of the Mississippi River
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
The view from Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
Great laurel thicket in the Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
Cranberry Glades, a bog preserve in West Virginia
Grassy balds on the Roan Highlands straddling the North Carolina/Tennessee border
Alpine tundra on Mount Washington, high point of the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Southern flying squirrel
Male eastern wild turkey

The term is often used more restrictively to refer to regions in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains, usually including areas in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina, as well as sometimes extending as far south as northern Alabama, Georgia and western South Carolina, and as far north as Pennsylvania, southern and east central Ohio, Lower New York and the Southern Tier region of New York.

Confederate States of America

Unrecognized breakaway republic in North America that existed from February 8, 1861, to May 9, 1865.

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Map of the division of the states in the American Civil War (1861–1865). Blue indicates the northern Union states; light blue represents five Union slave states (border states) that primarily stayed in Union control. Red represents southern seceded states in rebellion, also known as the Confederate States of America. Uncolored areas were U.S. territories, with the exception of the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).
Evolution of the Confederate States, December 20, 1860 – July 15, 1870
Alexander H. Stephens, Confederate Vice President; author of the 'Cornerstone Speech'
The inauguration of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama
Elias Boudinot, Cherokee secessionist, Rep. Indian Territory
William T. Sutherlin mansion, Danville, Virginia, temporary residence of Jefferson Davis and dubbed "Last Capitol of the Confederacy"
Map of the county secession votes of 1860–1861 in Appalachia within the ARC definition. Virginia and Tennessee show the public votes, while the other states show the vote by county delegates to the conventions.
The Seal, symbols of an independent agricultural Confederacy surrounding an equestrian Washington, sword encased
Recruitment poster: "Do not wait to be drafted". Under half re-enlisted.
Unionists throughout the Confederate States resisted the 1862 conscription
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865
Davis's cabinet in 1861, Montgomery, Alabama
Front row, left to right: Judah P. Benjamin, Stephen Mallory, Alexander H. Stephens, Jefferson Davis, John Henninger Reagan, and Robert Toombs
Back row, standing left to right: Christopher Memminger and LeRoy Pope Walker
Illustration printed in Harper's Weekly
Provisional Congress, Montgomery, Alabama
surviving Confederate mail
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Main railroads of Confederacy, 1861; colors show the different gauges (track width); the top railroad shown in the upper right is the Baltimore and Ohio, which was at all times a Union railroad
Passers-by abusing the bodies of Union supporters near Knoxville, Tennessee. The two were hanged by Confederate authorities near the railroad tracks so passing train passengers could see them.
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Richmond bread riot, 1863
Confederate memorial tombstone at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi
This Confederate Flag pattern is the one most often thought of as the Confederate Flag today; it was one of many used by the Confederate armed forces. Variations of this design served as the Battle Flag of the Armies of Northern Virginia and Tennessee, and as the Confederate Naval Jack.
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A Home on the Mississippi, Currier and Ives, 1871
St. John's Episcopal Church, Montgomery. The Secession Convention of Southern Churches was held here in 1861.
Major-General John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War (1865)
General Robert E. Lee, General in Chief (1865)
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William Henry Gist, {{small|Governor of South Carolina, called the Secessionist Convention}}
CSA Naval Jack
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Joseph E. Brown, governor of Georgia
Pendleton Murrah, governor of Texas
Jesse J. Finley
Henry R. Jackson
Asa Biggs
Andrew Magrath
John H. Reagan
Jefferson Davis, 5 cent
Andrew Jackson
George Washington
Potters House, Atlanta Ga
Downtown Charleston SC
Navy Yard, Norfolk Va
Rail bridge, Petersburg Va
1st National Flag
2nd National Flag
3rd National Flag
Battle Flag

They were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia megaprojects
A map of the former Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area
Map of the Northern Neck Proprietary land grant c. 1737
Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George Washington
Arlington House, a mansion commissioned by a step-grandson of George Washington, last used as a residence by Robert E. Lee
The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense
Reston, an internationally known planned community, seen from the Dulles Toll Road
Arlington is home to some of the tallest high rises in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Crystal City area was selected as the final location in Amazon's highly publicized Amazon HQ2 real estate search. The regional headquarters complex will include up to 6000000 sqft, rivaling the nearby Pentagon.
The region is home to three of the four largest U.S. intelligence agencies by budget.
Capital One Tower in Tysons, the tallest building in the Washington metro area and centerpiece of the 5000000 sqft headquarters campus for Capital One.
The National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center
Alexandria, Virginia, George Washington's adopted hometown.
Former Senator from Virginia Jim Webb
Virginia's congressional districts as of 2003.
Counties and cities in blue voted for Kaine while counties and cities in red supported Kilgore.
Counties and cities in red voted for McDonnell while counties and cities in blue supported Deeds. The counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William (located in the northeastern part of the state), which, even though they have been trending Democratic in Presidential, U.S. Senatorial, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections recently, voted for McDonnell (R). However Democrat Dave Marsden would win in a 2010 special state senate election to the seat previously held by former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R).
The Pentagon City and Tysons Galleria (pictured) malls are both attached to their own Ritz-Carlton hotels.
Washington Dulles International Airport
The Metro station at Washington National Airport
George Mason University, the largest university in the state by student population.

Northern Virginia, locally referred to as NOVA or NoVA, comprises several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

Colony of Virginia

The first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey Gilbert in 1583, and the subsequent farther south Roanoke Island by Sir Walter Raleigh in the late 1580s.

The site of the 1607 Popham Colony is shown by "Po" on the map. The settlement at Jamestown is shown by "J".
The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony "from sea to sea"
Map depicting the Colony of Virginia (according to the Second Charter), made by Willem Blaeu between 1609 and 1638
The Indian massacre of 1622, depicted in a 1628 woodcut by Matthäus Merian out of Theodore de Bry's workshop
Briefe Declaration of 1624
Red line showing the boundary between the Virginia Colony and Tributary Indian tribes, as established by the Treaty of 1646. The Red dot shows Jamestown, the capital of the Virginia Colony.
Lines showing the legal treaty frontiers between the Virginia Colony and Indian Nations in various years, as well as today's state boundaries. Red: Treaty of 1646. Green: Treaty of Albany (1684). Blue: Treaty of Albany (1722). Orange: Proclamation of 1763. Black: Treaty of Camp Charlotte (1774). Area west of this line in present-day Southwest Virginia was ceded by the Cherokee in 1775.
Map of the Iroquois expansion during the Beaver Wars, 1638–1711
Bermuda Hundred and other early English settlements upriver of Jamestown
Hanover County Courthouse (c. 1735–1742), with its arcaded front, is typical of a numerous colonial courthouse built in Virginia.
Rear view of the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary, begun in 1695

After declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1775, before the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, the Virginia colony became the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the original thirteen states of the United States, adopting as its official slogan "The Old Dominion".

Hampton Roads

Virginia's Historic Triangle
View of the Elizabeth River with Downtown Norfolk at top right. The carrier in the foreground is USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).
Hampton is a Hampton Roads community.
The harbor area of Hampton Roads, from official state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858. image from the Library of Virginia
Hampton Roads from space
Huntington Ingalls' Newport News Shipbuilding
NASA Langley Research Center
Lynnhaven Mall, opened in 1981, has 1400000 sqft and 180 stores.
MacArthur Center, opened in 1999, has 1100000 sqft and 140 stores.
Patrick Henry Mall, opened in 1987, has 714310 sqft and 120+ stores
Ferry between Norfolk and Portsmouth
A tugboat in Norfolk
I-64 on the Hampton Roads Beltway, north of I-264
Hampton Roads flag, adopted 1998
Hampton Roads viewed from an airplane
Crim Dell in the heart of William & Mary's wooded campus

Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water that serves as a wide channel for the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth rivers between Old Point Comfort and Sewell's Point where the Chesapeake Bay flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding metropolitan region located in the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina portions of the Tidewater region.