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Virginia (VA) - Real Estate
Virginia Association of REALTORS®
10231 Telegraph Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4578
(804) 264-5033 - Fax (804) 262-0497
Virginia Real Estate
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 367-8500 - TDD (804) 367-9753 - Fax (804) 367-2475
Walsh, Harrisonburg, VA REALTOR®, an Associate Broker, CRS, GRI,
ABR, ePro with CENTURY 21 Real Estate Unlimited-specializing in real
estate in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and the Shenandoah Valley,
VA. Since 1999, Century 21 Real Estate Corporation has recognized Bob
as one of their highest sales producers nationally.
Virginia entered the Union in 1788. It was the 10th state to
do so. Today the capital is Richmond.
Virginia's nickname is Old Dominion. By the mid 1600's Charles
II of England had three "dominions" on his coat of arms and
shield. They were France, England and Scotland. In 1663 he added
Virginia which he called the Mother State as it was the first state
that England colonized.
Virginia is bordered by Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina,
West Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean.
Some of the agriculture in Virginia includes poultry, hogs, cattle
and tobacco. Industries include electrical equipment, chemicals,
food processing and textiles.
Some of the state's symbols include:
Flower is the American dogwood
Bird is the cardinal
Dog is the American foxhound
Shell is the oyster
Tree is the dogwood
· The last major battle of the Civil War was fought in central Virginia
in Waynesboro. It was 1865.
· The world's largest tunnel and bridge combination is called the Chesapeake
Bay Bridge Tunnel.
· NATO's Atlantic headquarters is located in Norfolk.
· The "Give me liberty or give me death" speech made by Patrick
Henry was from St. John's church in Richmond.
· Eight Presidents were born in Virginia. They are George Washington,
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison,
John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.
· Seven Presidents are buried in Virginia. They are Washington,
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Tyler, Taft and Kennedy.
· Virginia originally was much larger but sections were taken to help
create the states of West Virginia and Kentucky.
· Virginia was the first state to grow peanuts.
- Visit the homes of two Presidents. George Washington's Mount
Vernon and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
- The Appomattox court house is the site where Robert E. Lee surrendered
to General Ulysses S. Grant.
- Jamestown was the site of the first English settlement in the New
World. Take a walk through the replica of the town.
- The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are in Virginia.
- In 1926 an effort was begun to preserve some of the homes and other
buildings that was the site of so much of our history. Colonial Williamsburg
grew and is now a wonderful walk back into the past. With actors
depicting life as it was, you can get a clear idea of the way things
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