Why Is Virginia Known As the Mother of Presidents and Which U.S. Presidents Were Born In Virginia?

More U.S. presidents were born in Virginia than in any other state.

The eight presidents were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

The largest city in Virginia is not its capital, Richmond, but Virginia Beach. It had a population of 425,257 in 2000, while Richmond’s was 197,790.

Richmond is Virginia’s fourth largest city, even Norfolk and Chesapeake are larger.

Interestingly, the state capital is the largest city in only 17 of the 50 states.

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1 thought on “Why Is Virginia Known As the Mother of Presidents and Which U.S. Presidents Were Born In Virginia?”

  1. For this very reason va should band together to make this state the historic state with a bit of history in each town or city no matter how small to bring a larger revenue into to va.

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