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    • n-us-va
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    • Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Old Dominion
    • Sodruzhestvo Virdzhiniĭ
    • Virdzhinii︠a︡
    • Colony and Dominion of Virginia
    • Colony of Virginia
    • Virginia Colony
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        States (political divisions)
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        U.S. states
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        United States
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  • Sources

    • found: Malai︠a︡ privatizat︠s︡ii︠a︡, 1992:t.p. (Universitet Sodruzhestva Virdzhiniĭ (SShA, Richmond))
    • found: A hornbook of Virginia history, 1983:p. 17 (Charles II gave Virginia the nickname "Old Dominion" for its loyalty) p. 121 (Prior to 1784 the Commonwealth of Virginia extended west from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, north from the North Carolina line to the Great Lakes; in 1784 Virginia ceded its northwestern lands to the U.S. Congress; in 1789 Virginia allowed Kentucky's nine counties to apply for statehood, and at start of Civil War in 1861, 50 of Virginia's western counties voted to remain in Union, becoming state of West Virginia in 1863)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 22, 2006(Colony and Dominion of Virginia. The Colony of Virginia was the English colony in North America that existed briefly during the 16th century, and then continuously from 1607 until the American Revolution. The colony became the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1776; a charter for the settlement of the coast was granted to the London Company and Plymouth Company (the two branches of the Virginia Company) in 1606. The first settlements were at Jamestown Settlement in 1607 and at the Popham Colony)
    • found: Evolution of the Virginia Colony, 1611-1624, via Library of Congress American memory website, June 22, 2006
    • found: West Virginia Div. of Culture and History website, viewed Apr. 26, 2010:WV Archives & History, WV Statehood page (2nd Wheeling Convention met June 11-25, 1861 where delegates formed the Restored, or Reorganized, Government of Virginia; President Lincoln recognized the Restored Government as the legitimate government of Virginia; at the Constitutional Convention, which met in Wheeling from Nov. 1861-Feb. 1862, delegates selected (in the end, 50) counties for inclusion in the new state of West Virginia; the Restored Government ... considered the legal government of Virginia ... granted permission to itself on May 13, 1862, to form the state of West Virginia; on June 20, the state of WV was official created)
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    • [AACR 1 form: Virginia.]
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    • 1979-04-18: new
    • 2023-09-28: revised
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