Important Places in Virginia

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The Fall Line

The Fall Line is the natural border between the Peidmont and Coastal Plain regions where waterfalls occur, preventing further travel along the rivers
The Fall Line

The Great Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond

This water feature is located in the Coastal Plain region. It has a variety of wildlife and Lake Drummond is located in the swamp.

The Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond

The Chesapeake Bay

This body of water separates the Eastern Shore from the mainland of Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay provided a source for food and transportation.
Chesapeake Bay

The Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore is a peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east
Eastern Shore


Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement. It became the first capital of Virginia. The capital was later moved to Williamsburg.


The second capital of Virginia. Williamsburg became the capital of Virginia after the move from Jamestown.


Richmond is the third capital of Virginia. Richmond became the third capital after Williamsburg. It was also named the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Richmond fell to Union General U.S. Grant and was burned near the end of the Civil War.


The Battle of Great Bridge

The first land battle of the Revolutionary War in Virginia. This battle forced the colonial Governor (Lord Dunmore) to flee Norfolk.
Great Bridge (Near Norfolk, VA)


The last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Resulting in the American victory over the British.

Harper’s Ferry
Harper’s Ferry is location where John Brown (an abolitionist) led a raid on the United States Arsenal. He planned start a slave rebellion.
Harper's Ferry

The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas, VA)

The first major battle of the Civil War. General Stonewall Jackson played a significant role in this battle.
The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas, VA)

The Battle of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, VA)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Confederate Army defeated Union troops at Fredericksburg, VA.

Appomattox Court house

This was the site of the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. This surrender brought an end to the Civil War.
Appomattox Court House