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12 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Virginia

Virginia is known for her long and proud history, right? Of course. But first colony, founding fathers, historical homes, Native American traditions and significant contributions to arts, science and technology notwithstanding, there are a few fun facts about Virginia history, laws and traditions that you might not have seen in your history books. From surprising to inspirational, here are just a few things that might surprise you…

Virginia’s history is full of proud traditions, to be sure – but it’s also nice to know a few of our more colorful back stories. Do you know any surprising, shocking or otherwise interesting facts about Virginia that we might have overlooked? We would love to hear them in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.