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17 Tiny Towns In Virginia Where HUGE Things Happened

We all know about the historical gems in Virginia. The first landing in Virginia Beach, the Jamestown Settlement, Fredericksburg and Old Town Alexandria. We appreciate the historical and political significance of our capital in Richmond – and we most certainly know about Colonial Williamsburg. But what about some of the smaller towns where history was made?

The following Virginia towns may be small, but what they offer in historical significance is beyond measure. Each of these places played a part in shaping Virginia’s story through events that became legend, moments that changed history, or people who grew to become larger than life.

Tell us about some of your favorite small towns where an unexpected piece of history took place. We would love to hear your contributions 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.