Virginia State Flag


Angelbear's Genealogy

Virginia was named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I.
Virginia was admitted to statehood on June 25, 1788.
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Dogwood
Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis
(Thus Always to Tyrants)
Nickname: Old Dominion State
Song: "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"
Tree: Dogwood

Virginia can be claimed at the birth place of many
United States Presidents.

Of course, we know the first President, George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County.

But how about these:

The third President of the United States was
Thomas Jefferson, born in Virginia on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell.

Our fourth President was James Madison.
He was born in Virginia on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway.

The fifth President was James Monroe,
born in Virginia on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County.

Ninth was Willian Henry Harrison born on
February 9, 1773, in Berkeley, Virginia.

Number 10 was John Tyler,
born on March 29, 1790, in Greenway, Virginia.

The twelfth President was Zachary Taylor,
born on November 24, 1784, near Barboursville, Virginia.

Our twenty-eighth President was Woodrow Wilson,
born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia.

The State Flag of Virginia:   A deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto " Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby.


& more


Virginia ~ VAGenWeb

Vital Records Information for Virginia

The Library of Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Roots Network

The Mariners' Museum

Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Genealogical Society

GenForum ~ Virginia Genealogy Forum

Cyndi's List ~ Virginia


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