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Front Royal

(Encyclopedia) Front Royal, city (1990 pop. 11,880), seat of Warren co., N Va., at the junction of South and North forks of Shenandoah River, inc. 1788. Furniture, lumber and building materials,…

Shenandoah National Park

(Encyclopedia) Shenandoah National Park, 198,081 acres (80,195 hectares), N Va., extending 80 mi (129 km) along the crest of the Blue Ridge. Authorized in 1926, it was fully established as a national…

Blue Ridge

(Encyclopedia) Blue Ridge, eastern range of the Appalachian Mts., extending south from S Pa. to N Ga.; highest mountains in the E United States. Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 ft (2,037 m) high, is the tallest…

NATIONAL PARKS

Name, location, and year authorized Acreage Outstanding characteristicsAcadia (Maine), 1919 47,548.94Rugged seashore on Mt. Desert Island and adjacent mainlandArches (Utah), 1971 76,518.98…

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…