Virginia State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Virginia as the 10th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Virginia.
Date of Statehood:
June 25, 1788
7,567,465 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Virginia ranks among the top 10 in the U.S. in tomatoes, tobacco, peanuts, summer potatoes, turkeys, apples, broilers, and sweet potatoes. Other crops include corn, vegetables, and barley. Famous for Smithfield hams. Virginia also has a large dairy industry.
Virginia's manufacturing industries include transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, and printing. Other industries are electronic and other electric equipment, chemicals, apparel, lumber and wood products, furniture, and industrial machinery and equipment. Coal mining accounts for roughly 75% of Virginia's mineral output, and lime, kyanite, and stone are also mined.
The Old Dominion State
Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants.)
American Dogwood (Legislation of 1918)
American Dogwood (Legislation of 1956)
Cardinal (Legislation of 1950)
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1993)
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 1991)
None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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