Virginia


Buck Ryan was a bluegrass fiddler who recorded in the 1950s and 1960s and appeared on Jimmy Dean's 1960s TV show.



Quantico is bordered on three sides by one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the US. The name is derived from the Doeg Indian town Pamacocack.



Four major American Civil War battles were fought in Spotsylvania County, Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville (1863), The Wilderness (1864) and Spotsylvania Court House (1864). The county's name is a Latin version of the name of the Virginia Lieutenant Governor at the time, Alexander Spotswood.



George Washington spent much of his childhood at the family plantation Ferry Farm, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River, opposite Fredericksburg. The county was named after Staffordshire, England.



Known locally as Little Washington to avoid confusion with the nation's capital nearby, Washington is the first town in the US to be named for George Washington.

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