Because Jamestown, Va., was the site of the first English settlement in the United States, the state is known as “the birthplace of a nation.” Virginia has a rich history, spanning from colonial times to the Civil War. As of April 2014, it is recognized for its excellent seafood.Know More
Named after Elizabeth I, the "Virgin Queen," Virginia was one of the 13 original colonies. At first, the settlers hoped to be able to cultivate silk in Virginia but found that tobacco was much easier to produce. The final battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in Yorktown, and the colony became a state in 1788. Several presidents have originated from the state, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. During the Civil War, more than half of the battles were fought in Virginia. The Confederacy established Richmond as its capital, which is the capital of the state today. Visitors to Richmond can still visit the Museum of the White House of the Confederacy.
Lovers of good seafood must not miss an opportunity to visit Virginia. Because of its location near the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, restaurants and markets boast an abundance of fresh oysters, clams, flounder and crab. In fact, the town of Wachapreague is known as “the flounder capital of the world.”Learn more about The South
Tennessee became a state on June 1, 1796, 20 years after the United States proclaimed its independence. Tennessee was the 16th state added to the United States, following the 13 original colonies, Vermont and Kentucky. The land was previously part of North Carolina and part of the U.S. Southwest Territory.Full Answer >
The state of Georgia in the United States was officially established as a state on Jan. 2, 1788, and is the youngest among the 13 original states. Prior to achieving statehood, Georgia was founded in 1732 and had boundaries that included a large portion of both Mississippi and Alabama.Full Answer >
The Blue Ridge Mountains are in Virginia and are part of the Appalachian system of mountains in the eastern part of North America. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise in southern Pennsylvania and continue southward beyond the Potomac River. The highest peak in the Virginia Blue Ridge is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,066 feet. Other summits include, Stony Man, Peaks of Otter and Mary's Rock.Full Answer >
John Smith and a group of men, who were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, were the founders of the state of Virginia. This colony was founded in May of 1607, and Jamestown became the first permanent British settlement in North America. The colony was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth I.Full Answer >