Monday, March 5, 2018

March - week 10 - Virginia - Old Dominion State

10 Virginia

Date admitted to the US – June 25, 1788
Postal abbreviation – VA
Capital – Richmond
Area – 42,774.20  [35th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 8,001,024 [12th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 202.6 [15th largest in the US]
Area codes – 276 , 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
Zip codes – 20101 - 24658
Number of counties – 95
State nickname –  Old Dominion State
State motto – "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants) 

State Flag of Virginia
Fun facts
-Jamestown was the first English settlement in the US.  Virginia is known as "the birthplace of a nation".
-The present state capital in Richmond was also the capital of the Confederacy.
-On March 9, 1862 at Hampton Roads, Virginia, the USS Monitor and the USS Merrimac met in the first battle between metal armored vessels and changed for all time the nature of naval warfare.
-The states of Kentucky & West Virginia were formed from sections of Virginia.

-About half of all the people in the US live within 500 miles of the capital of Virginia.
-More than half the battles of the civil war were fought in Virginia.
-In Virginia more than 25% of workers are employed by the US government.
-Virginia is the home base for the US Navy's Atlantic Fleet.
-The tomb of the Unknown Soldier is in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
-The Pentagon building in Arlington is the largest office building in the world, with nearly 68,000 miles of internal telephone lines.
-The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia in 1619.
-Yorktown is the site of the final victory of the American Revolution.
-Virginia has been dubbed the "Internet Capital of the World".
-The Atlantic headquarters of NATO is located in Norfolk, Virginia.
-Robert E. Lee surrendered his men to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 at the Appomattox Court House, ending the American Civil War.
-Patrick Henry made his "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech in St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.

Law Schools

Appalachian School of Law
College of William and Mary Law School
George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
Liberty University School of Law
Regent University School of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Washington and Lee School of Law

Military facts
Military Bases
Military Schools

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