Patrick Henry made his “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech in St. John’s Church in Richmond.
Opened in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is 18 miles long and has two bridges and two mile-long tunnels. It extends over the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and connects the cities of Cape Charles and Norfolk.
Government employment, especially the Federal government and military, has replaced tobacco as the state’s number one industry.
Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia.
Virginia has had 3 capital cities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Richmond.
Virginia is the home base for the United States Navy’s Atlantic Fleet.