Virginia is one of the most historic places in the entirety of the United States. Founded in 1607, it was the first of the original 13 colonies. In June of 1788, it was the 10th to became an official part of the Union. The name itself was derived from Queen Elizabeth the first, who was known as the Virgin Queen.
The state is also famous for being the birthplace of numerous US Presidents. These include George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Zachary Taylor, Woodrow Wilson, and several others. Seven Presidents are also buried on Virginia soil, including Kennedy.
The first place of settlement in the state was Jamestown, which also became the first state capital before moving to Williamsburg and ultimately Richmond in 1779. The latter was deemed the capital city of the entire Confederacy during the Civil War. As you can see, Virginia has played a massive part in the history of the country, going all the way back to the beginning.
Outside of being deemed the birthplace of the entire country, Virginia is currently a very modern state, and a proud staple of the southeastern region. It has bustling locales and beautiful scenery for miles. As of the most recent census, it was within the top 15 most populated states. Its importance to the country isn’t changing anytime soon.