Historical Virginia Facts

Virginia was founded at Jamestown on May 13, 1607, and was named after Queen Elizabeth I of England (the Virgin Queen).

Virginia was called “The Old Dominion” by King Charles II of England because of the colony’s loyalty to the crown.

The title, “Commonwealth of Virginia” was adopted June 29, 1776, to signify the “common good” of the people of Virginia.

All portraiture above created by Michael and Karri Mohr.