List of Virginia state symbols


List of Virginia state symbols

This is a list of symbols of the United States Commonwealth of Virginia. The majority of the items in the list are officially recognized symbols created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by the governor. The state nickname is the oldest symbol. However, it is the only symbol that is not official. The state motto and seal have been official since Virginia declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Virginia is the only state to have the same plant for state flower and state tree, the Flowering Dogwood. [cite web
url=http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/statetreeflower.html
title=State Trees & State Flowers
publisher=United States National Arboreteum
date=March 5, 2006
accessdate=2008-03-05
] The majority of the symbols were made official in the late 20th century.

Miscellaneous

Geology

Culture

Notes

:note label|flag|A|AThe flag was adopted in 1861 after secession from the United States.:note label|nickname|B|BThe Virginia Colony was nicknamed "The Old Dominion" by King Charles II for its perceived loyalty to the English monarchy during the English Civil War. [cite web| title = How did Virginia get its nickname the old dominion?| url=http://www.blurtit.com/q353397.html | accessdate=2007-08-13 | publisher =Blurt It ] :note label|plate|C|CPictures of Virginia's license plates throughout the years can be found [http://www.worldlicenceplates.com/usa/US_VAXX.html here] .

ee also

*Commonwealth of Virginia
*List of Virginia-related topics
*Lists of United States state insignia

References

External links

*cite web | title =Virginia Commonwealth symbols and emblems | work = | publisher =Netstate | url =http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/va_symb.htm | accessdate =2007-08-13
*cite web |title =State Symbols, Seals and Emblems | work= | publisher =Virginia.org | url =http://www.virginia.org/site/features.asp?FeatureID=138 | accessdate =2007-08-13
*cite web | title =Virginia Official State Symbols | work= | publisher =Virginia Tourism Corporation | url = http://www.vatc.org/pr/facts/factsymbols.asp | accessdate = 2007-08-13
*cite web |url=http://www.npl.lib.va.us/homework/symbols/symbols.html |title=Symbols of the Commonwealth |publisher=Homework Helper |accessdate=2007-08-13


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