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Virginia Profile

The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607. One of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788), Virginia was named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England. Virginia holds an important place in American history, as it was home to many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick Henry. Four of America's first five presidents were Virginians. During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginia's capital, was the capital of the Confederacy. Today, Virginia is a popular tourist spot where people can visit historic places such as Alexandria, Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate. Dogwood is the state flower and the cardinal is the state bird of the "Old Dominion." ...Read more here: Virginia - The Old Dominion State

Capital City:
Richmond
Nickname:
Old Dominion
Motto:
Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus Always to Tyrants)
Statehood:
June 25, 1788 (10th)
Origin of state's name:
Named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I
Largest Cities:
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, Chesapeake, Newport News
Border States:
Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina,Tennessee, West Virginia
Land Area:
39,598 sq. mi., 37th largest
State Bird:
Cardinal
State Flower:
Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Tree:
Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Song:
Carry Me back to Old Virginny

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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Virginia

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Virginia Schools

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Elementary Schools

Shoemaker Elem.
(276) 386-7002
125 Shoemaker Dr
Gate City, VA 24251
Morningside Elem.
(540) 853-2991
1716 Wilson St Se
Roanoke, VA 24013

Middle Schools

Vernon Johns School
(804) 862-7020
3101 Homestead Drive
Petersburg, VA 23805
C. Vernon Spratley Middle
(757) 850-5032
339 Woodland Rd
Hampton, VA 23669

High Schools

Bethel High
(757) 825-4400
1067 Big Bethel Rd
Hampton, VA 23666
Atlee High
(804) 723-2100
9414 Atlee Station Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Sex Offender Information for Virginia

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Virginia, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor/index.htm. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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