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Colonial Virginia ___Here's an interesting history of Virginia's early days. Topics touched upon include the London Company and the Plymouth Company, Jamestown, John Smith and Pocahontas, and King Philip's War. - Text only - From Henry William Elson -
http://www.usahistory.info/southern/Virginia.htm

Colony of Virginia __ "The Colony of Virginia (also known frequently as the Virginia Colony, the Province of Virginia, and occasionally as the Dominion and Colony of Virginia) was the English colony in British America that existed briefly during the 16th century, and then continuously from 1607 until the American Revolution (as a British colony after 1707)"  An encyclopedic article with likks to related materials. - from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Virginia   

Find a Grave - Virginia ___Brief biographies of 1,935 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=48 

History of Virginia__ "The recorded History of Virginia began with settlement of the geographic region now known as the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States thousands of years ago by Native Americans. European settlement did not permanently occur until the establishment of Jamestown in 1607, by English colonists." An encyclopedic article about the history of Virginia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Virginia 


 
Mount Vernon ___A lovely website about George Washington and Mount Vernon, his home in Virginia. Don't forget to take a cyber tour of the mansion. - Illustrated - From the Mount Vernon Ladies Association - http://www.mountvernon.org/

State of Virginia History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. Historic Virginia - Text only - From SouthEastern Genealogy - http://www.segenealogy.com/virginia/va_state/history.htm

Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. ___Maps, photos and text descriptions of Surry County's history. - Illustrated - From The Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. - http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaschsm/

The Story of Virginia - An American Experience __ "This multi-gallery long-term exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society covers 16000 years of Virginia history from the prehistoric period to the present..."  Many pages of Virginia history. - illustrated - From vahistorical.org - http://www.vahistorical.org/storyofvirginia.htm  

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Virginia ___A general overview of the history of Virginia and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/virginia/history.php

Virginia ___A good overview of the history of Virginia, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108283.html

Virginia Black History Archives __ "The Virginia Black History Archives (VBHA) Project attempts to help document the history of African Americans in the Richmond and central Virginia area. Begun in 1990, over 50 collections make up the VBHA." - illustrated - From vcu.edu - http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/vbha/vbha.html  

Virginia Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/va/va.html

Virginia Historical Society ___Text and photos, lessons plans, archived magazine articles, maps, news and events, publications, and other resources are most easily accessed from the site map. - Illustrated - From the Virginia Historical Society - http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm 

Virginia History __ You will find an index of sites about people, places, or events in Virginia's rich history. - From marg.mhost.com - http://marg.mhost.com/vahistory.html

Virginia: History ___Topics include Sir Walter Raleigh, the plantation system, slavery and the Civil War and desegregation. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0861809.html

Virginia History and Culture Resources on the Internet __ "This subject guide to Virginia History and Culture Resources on the Internet is maintained by the Archival and Information Services staff at the Library of Virginia...Most of these annotated links lead to sites outside the Library of Virginia. Although every effort is made to keep the links up to date, the Library of Virginia does not control the content of linked sites, and that content may frequently change." - From virginia.gov - http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vhr/

Virginia State Flag History __ History and images of Virginia State Flag - illustrated - From scribd.com - http://www.scribd.com/doc/5196008/Virginia-State-Flag-History

Virginia History Timeline __ Annotated timeline of Virginia History. - From history-timelines.org.uk - http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/american-timelines/46-virginia-history-timeline.htm

Virginia History - Virginia Is For Lovers __ A brief overview of Virginia history along with links to additional material. - From virginia.org - http://www.virginia.org/site/features.asp?featureid=98

Virginia's History __ "The essential history of Virginia from 1690 to 1776 is a record of the economic and territorial expansion of a maturing colony."  A detailed history. - From xroads.virginia.edu - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/vaguide/history.html 
 

 

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