Home of all the virgins..
But in all seriousness, it was where the revolutionary war ended with
the battle of Yorktown on the eastern half of state.
It is also home to the largest naval
base in the world @ Norfolk and the Hampton Roads Region(SE VA) has the largest collection of military personnel
in the world with
Yorktown Weapons Station,Fort
Monroe,Langley AFB, Fort
Eustis, Norfolk Naval
Base, Oceana Navy
Station, and Amphibious Station/Joint Base Little Creek, and others..
Don't bother on going west past Richmond on back roads, 'cause you will get slaughtered..