A quarter of Virginia’s population works for the American government !
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History is everywhere in Virginia. Two key battles in the Civil War were fought near Manassas, the site of the battlefield has been preserved. The imposing State Capitol in Richmond was designed by Thomas Jefferson, who also designed Monticello, his Palladian-style mansion. Original 18th-century buildings still stand in Williamsburg or have been faithfully reproduced. Jamestown is the oldest British settlement on North American soil, established in 1607. It was at Yorktown that the English Army surrendered to the combined American and French Armies. Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home from 1754 until his death 45 years later, looks out over the Potomac. Along the length of the Shenandoah National Park runs the Skyline Drive, the northern continuation of the Blue Ridge Parkway.