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  The 13 Colonies of America

Virginia

 

Founded: 1607 by John Smith and others, at Jamestown

Major Industry: Plantation agriculture (tobacco, wheat, corn)

Major Cities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, Richmond

Colony Named for: England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I

Became a State: June 25, 1788

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Colonial Virginia
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Virginia
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