Ten fun facts about Virginia


Fact 1
This state got its name from Elisabeth I, from England, who was popularly referred to as the “Virgin Queen.”

Fact 2
The tobacco industry is the leading “cash crop” in the state of Virginia. The majority of people living in the state make their living from this crop.

Fact 3
The first English settlement in the United States is Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was also the first capital of the state.


Fact 4
A total of six presidents of the United States were born in Virginia. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, Josh Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

Fact 5
The American Revolution ended in the town of Yorktown, Virginia with the surrender of Cornwallis.

Fact 6
The capital of Virginia is Richmond. This was also the capital of the Confederacy.

Fact 7
The second oldest college in the United States, founded in 1693, is the College of William and Mary located in Williamsburg.

Fact 8
Virginia is the first state is the US to grow peanuts.

Fact 9
The first successful electric street railway was established in 1888 in Richmond, Virginia. It is known as the Union Passenger Railway.

Fact 10
Virginia Beach is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. It is also the largest city in the state.


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Short about Virginia
Is a state located on the eastern coast of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
3,006,219
Population
8,186,628
Per capita income
$33,326
Life expectancy in number of years
79.0
Statehood
June 25, 1788
Capital
Richmond
Largest city
Virginia Beach
Number of billionaires
5
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State bird
Northern cardinal
State mammal
Virginia Big-Eared Bat
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
Flowering dogwood
State flower
American dogwood

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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