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Colonial National Historical Park

(Encyclopedia) Colonial National Historical Park, 9,350 acres (3,785 hectares), SE Va., mainly on the peninsula between the York and James rivers; created 1930 as Colonial National…

Henry, Cape

(Encyclopedia) Henry, Cape, SE Va., promontary at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, E of Norfolk. Cape Henry Memorial marks the approximate spot where the Jamestown settlers landed in…

Yorktown

(Encyclopedia) Yorktown, historic town (1990 pop. 270), seat of York co., SE Va., on the York River 10 mi (16 km) from its mouth on Chesapeake Bay; settled 1631, laid out 1691. It is…

Williamsburg

(Encyclopedia) Williamsburg, historic city (1990 pop. 11,530), seat of James City co., SE Va., on a peninsula between the James and York rivers; settled 1632 as Middle Plantation, laid…

Jamestown

(Encyclopedia) Jamestown. 1 City (1990 pop. 34,681), Chautauqua co., W N.Y., on Chautauqua Lake; founded c.1806, inc. as a city 1886. It is the business and financial center of a…

Virginia Overview

(Encyclopedia) Virginia, state of the S Middle-Atlantic United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), and…

America's Most Endangered Places 2013

The Astrodome in Houston, Texas is among American sites most at risk America's Most Endangered Places America's Most Endangered Places 2012America's Most Endangered Places 2011America's Most…

Virginia

Virginia State Facts Entered Union: June 25, 1788 (10th State)Present constitution adopted: 1970 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Va. / VANicknames: The Old Dominion; Mother of…