Virginia is the birthplace of Presidents. Eight Presidents have been born in Virginia, more than any other state.
Did you know that Virginia established the first public school in the country? Benjamin Syms began the school in Hampton in 1634.
Virginia is the home of country music. Congress has recognized Bristol as “The Birthplace of Country Music”. The musical Carter family is descended from one of the First Families of Virginia, which included Robert “King” Carter who was a land baron and Speaker of the House of Burgesses.
Virginia had the first permanent colony in the new world, Jamestown was established in 1607.
Virginia has three of the top 40 Universities in the nation, UVA, William and Mary and Virginia Tech.
Virginia is the home of the first law school in the country, founded at William and Mary.
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