About Virginia, United States
Woodbridge, Virginia is a suburban town about 20 miles south of
Washington DC. Named after a toll bridge built in 1795, our town of about fifty thousand people is bound to the east by the mighty Potomac River, and by the Occoquan River to the north. The town is quiet, but not
isolated—a good mix of the urban and rural communities that characterize the region. In town is Potomac Mills Mall, one of the top shopping destinations in the state; a small hospital, built to hold about 183 people; and numerous parks and recreational sites. - Ryan B.
Virginia is a state in the southern United States, and is nick-named the "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there. In 1607, the colony of Virginia was established as one of the original 13 colonies. The geography of Virginia is quite diverse, with mountainous regions in the Blue Ridge Mountains and also coastal beaches on the eastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The climate varies as well, with increasing heat and humidity towards the coastal areas.
Virginia is also home to the Shenendoah National Park, a nearly 80,000 acre nature park in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and many tourists visit the Skyline Drive, a scenic trip that can be made by car. The state's official flower is the Dogwood, and the official bird is the cardinal.