Last updated on July 17th, 2020
41. A City for Ice Cream Aficionados: Alexandria is the place to be if you are an ice cream lover. The Forbes magazine named Alexandria the Ice Cream Cone Capital in 2019. People love taking ice cream strolls along the city’s cobblestone streets with beautiful riverfront rambles.
42. A City Named After George Washington’s Adopted Son’s House: George Washington Parke Custis lived in Arlington House. He owned a plantation in the estate and lived in the Arlington House till his death. His daughter inherited the house but the property was later converted into a national cemetery. Arlington House is a museum today.
43. A River That’s Ironic to its Name: the New River, one of the oldest rivers on the planet flows from the south to the north. Its formation happened before the mountains. The ancient river is the oldest in North America despite its name ‘New River’.
44. A Distinct Accent on Virginia Island: there is a wide variety of English accents in Virginia. But in Tangier Island, you will find a peculiar dialect that is not found elsewhere. This small island was initially occupied by early British colonies in the late 17th Century. Most residents today speak in the unique accent that is closer to British than American English.
45. Pony swim: the Pony Swim at Chincoteague is a celebrated event where saltwater cowboys swim with wild horses. Ponies are paraded for auction to raise cash for the local fire department.
Virginia state – quick facts and state symbols
List Of 50 U.S. States And Their Capital
|Largest city||Virginia Beach|
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 42,774 sq miles; Land Only: 39,594 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2018 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||June 25, 1788|
|State rank by population||12th|
|State rank by date of formation||10th|
|State rank by area||35th|
|Number of Counties||95|
Complete list of 50 states and number of counties in each
|Bordering States||Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia|
|Highest Point||Mount Rogers|
5,729 ft (1746 m)
|Lowest point||Atlantic Ocean|
|Mean elevation||950 feet above sea level|
|Length||430 miles (690 km)|
|Width||200 miles (320 km)|
|Governor||Ralph Northam (D)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Justin Fairfax (D)|
|State Motto||Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)|
|State Nickname||The Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents|
|State song||"Our Great Virginia" (traditional), "Sweet Virginia Breeze" (popular)|
|Nobel Prize Winners||Woodrow Wilson (Peace, 1919)|
John C. Mather (Physics, 2006)
|Famous People||Kenny Easley (Pro Football Player)|
Pete Hill (Baseball Player)
Alonzo Mourning (Basketball Player)
Sandra Bullock (Actress)
Chris Brown (Singer)
|U.S. Presidents Born in Virginia||1. George Washington.|
2. Thomas Jefferson.
3. James Madison.
4. James Monroe.
5.William Henry Harrison.
6. John Tyler.
7. Zachary Taylor.
8. Thomas Woodrow Wilson.
|State Bat||Virginia Big-Eared Bat|
|Fresh Water Fish||Brook trout|
|Salt Water Fish||Striped Bass|
|State Dog||American Foxhound|
|State Snake||Eastern Garter Snake|
|State Butterfly||Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly|
|State War Memorial Museum||Virginia War Museum|
|State Flower||American Dogwood|
|State Tree||Flowering Dogwood|
|Longitude||75° 15′ W to 83° 41′ W|
|Latitude||36° 32′ N to 39° 28′ N|
|Time Zone||Eastern Time Zone|
|Area Codes||276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804|
|Table Last Updated||June 8, 2020|