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Some People Don’t Know That Virginia Was The First To Do These 16 Things

When it comes to innovation, invention and…well, just trying new things, Virginia has been a leader from the beginning. Starting with the first permanent English settlement in 1607, Virginia has been the home to countless groundbreaking adventures, discoveries, and inventions. Here are a few that you may or may not be familiar with…

Did we leave anything off the list? Let us know about any Virginia firsts that we may have overlooked 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.