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10 Largest Cities in Virginia

  1. Virginia Beach

  2. Norfolk

  3. Chesapeake

  4. Richmond

  5. Newport News

  6. Alexandria

  7. Hampton

  8. Roanoke

  9. Portsmouth

  10. Suffolk

Virginia State Facts

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  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Richmond

  • Largest city: Virginia Beach

  • Highest point: Mount Rogers, 5,729 ft (1746 m)

  • Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level

  • Admission to Union: June 25, 1788 (10th)

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Virginia State Information

  • Virginia Beach is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world

  • The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.

  • Monticello, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation

  • Thunderstorms are a regular occurrence, and the state has an average of 40 days of thunderstorms per year.

  • Northern Virginia has the largest Vietnamese population on the East Coast

  • The Virginia State Fair is held at the Richmond International Raceway every September

  • Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum and private foundation presenting part of a historic district in the city of Williamsburg

  • "Virginia is for Lovers"

Virginia Points of Interest

Virginia Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Virginia, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Virginia State Counties

134 Counties in Virginia, including 39 Independent Cities

  1. Accomack County

  2. Albemarle County

  3. Alleghany County

  4. Amelia County

  5. Amherst County

  6. Appomattox County

  7. Arlington County

  8. Augusta County

  9. Bath County

  10. Bedford County

  11. Bland County

  12. Botetourt County

  13. Brunswick County

  14. Buchanan County

  15. Buckingham County

  16. Campbell County

  17. Caroline County

  18. Carroll County

  19. Charles City County

  20. Charlotte County

  21. Chesterfield County

  22. Craig County

  23. Culpeper County

  24. Cumberland County

  25. Dickenson County

  26. Dinwiddie County

  27. Essex County

  28. Fairfax County

  29. Fauquier County

  30. Floyd County

  31. Fluvanna County

  32. Franklin County

  33. Frederick County

  34. Giles County

  35. Gloucester County

  36. Goochland County

  37. Grayson County

  38. Greene County

  39. Greensville County

  40. Halifax County

  41. Hanover County

  42. Henrico County

  43. Henry County

  44. Highland County

  45. Isle Of Wight County

  46. James City County

  47. King And Queen County

  48. King George County

  49. King William County

  50. Lancaster County

  51. Lee County

  52. Loudoun County

  53. Louisa County

  54. Lunenburg County

  55. Madison County

  56. Mathews County

  57. Mecklenburg County

  58. Middlesex County

  59. Montgomery County

  60. Nelson County

  61. New Kent County

  62. Northampton County

  63. Northumberland County

  64. Nottoway County

  65. Orange County

  66. Page County

  67. Patrick County

  68. Pittsylvania County

  69. Powhatan County

  70. Prince Edward County

  71. Prince George County

  72. Prince William County

  73. Pulaski County

  74. Rappahannock County

  75. Richmond County

  76. Roanoke County

  77. Rockbridge County

  78. Rockingham County

  79. Russell County

  80. Scott County

  81. Shenandoah County

  82. Smyth County

  83. Southampton County

  84. Spotsylvania County

  85. Stafford County

  86. Surry County

  87. Sussex County

  88. Tazewell County

  89. Warren County

  90. Washington County

  91. Westmoreland County

  92. Wise County

  93. Wythe County

  94. York County

Our Story

  • An incredible amount of American history is deeply entrenched within the beautiful confines of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1607, the London Company founded the colony of Virginia. The newly established colony served as the very first permanent English settlement in the new world. This ground-breaking establishment was unfortunately kept afloat by native American land and slave labor in its early years of existence. After establishing a firm plantation based economy, the London Company determined that Virginia was stable enough for permanent settlement by fellow Englishmen. The establishment of Virginia as America's original colonial settlement remains an unparalleled occurrence, but is only a small deposit in the state's bank of historical fortune. In addition to Virginia's incredible past is an alluring set of geographical features that are sure to appeal to visitors of all demographics.

  • Located just south of our nation's capital in Washington, D.C., The Commonwealth of Virginia is deeply saturated with historical treasures. Often referred to as the “Mother of Presidents”, Virginia is the proud birthplace of eight United States Commander-in-Chiefs. While visiting the proud state of Virginia, finding your way over to Charlottesville is briskly encouraged. Charlottesville possesses sustained natural beauty within its city limits; something that has become an increasingly rare feature among travel destinations. This majestic Virginian city is home to a number of beautiful must see vineyards and orchards. Without a close comparable second, Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello in Charlottesville is the town's number one draw. The Monticello home is considered an architectural masterpiece and is beautifully placed upon a mountain. Designed by President Jefferson himself, the home at Monticello is incredible. Tours of the home and outlying lands are offered year round.

  • A number of nationally protected parks are found in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia's Parks were recently elected as “America's Best” by the Sports Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association. The state's aesthetically stimulating national parks provide a very diverse set of entertainment options. Whether whitewater rafting, climbing majestic mountain peaks, or taking in mother nature on an overnight camping trip, Virginia's nationally acclaimed parks are sure to provide an unforgettable experience. Virginia, or the The Gateway to the South, is home to scream enticing theme parks and exotic zoos.

  • The Commonwealth of Virginia is a fantastic travel destination for just about anyone. Virginia's unparalleled history, jaw-dropping diverse topography, beautifully preserved national parks, zoos, and theme parks provide a can't miss tourism experience. So whether you choose to challenge your stomach by riding a breath-taking roller coaster or decide to feed your historical cravings in one of Virginia's many museums, excitement awaits you in America's first colony.

  • The state is known as the "Old Dominion" and sometimes as "Mother of Presidents", because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. The state nickname is the oldest symbol, though it has never been made official by law. Virginia was given the title, "Dominion", by King Charles II of England

  • The Department of Defense is headquartered in Arlington at The Pentagon, the world's largest office building.

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