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  Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virginia was given its nickname "The Old Dominion" by King Charles II of England at the time of the Restoration for remaining loyal to the crown during the English Civil War.
Virginia is one of the states that seceded from the Union to become the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Virginia is bordered by West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (across the Potomac River to the north, by Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, by North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and by Kentucky to the west.
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 Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virginia is one of the original 13 states of the United States that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution and is generally classified as part of the South or, alternately, as an extension of the Mid-Atlantic.
The Virginia Supreme Court, composed of the chief justice and six other judges is the highest court in the Commonwealth (although, as with all the states, the U.S. Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over decisions by the Virginia Supreme Court involving substantial questions of U.S. Constitution law or constitutional rights).
Virginia is bordered by West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (across the Potomac River) to the north, by Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, by North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and by Kentucky and West Virginia to the west.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Virginia   (1744 words)

  
 Virginia - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1790 both Virginia and Maryland ceded territory to form the new District of Columbia, but in an Act of the U.S. Congress dated July 9, 1846, the territory that had been ceded by Virginia was returned, and is now Arlington County and part of the City of Alexandria.
The Virginia Supreme Court, composed of the chief justice and six other judges is the highest court in the Commonwealth, with only the Supreme Court of the United States outranking it.
Virginia is the last state to have split its electoral vote in a Presidential Election, in 1916.
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 JAMES RIVER (VIRGINIA) FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The James River in the U.S._state of Virginia is 547.160 km (340 miles) long and drains a watershed comprising 26,000 km² (10,000 square miles), an area with a population of 2.6 million people (2000).
The earliest permanent English settlement in the Americas was in 1607 at Jamestown, along the banks of the James River; Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is at its fall_line.
The James River was considered as a route for transport of produce from the Ohio_Valley, and the James_River_and_Kanawha_Canal was built for this purpose.
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 VIRGINIA FACTS AND INFORMATION
In 1790 both Virginia and Maryland ceded territory to form the new District_of_Columbia, but in an Act of the U.S. Congress dated July_9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac that had been ceded by Virginia was retroceded to Virginia effective 1847, and is now Arlington County and part of the City of Alexandria.
Virginia is bordered by West_Virginia, Maryland, and the District_of_Columbia (across the Potomac_River) to the north, by Chesapeake_Bay and the Atlantic_Ocean to the east, by North_Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and by Kentucky and West_Virginia to the west.
Virginia's economy has long been regarded as one of the better-balanced in the United States with diverse sources of income, including military installations concentrated in the Hampton_Roads area, tobacco and peanut farming all through Southside_Virginia, manufacturing and transportation, and the location of Northern_Virginia as a bedroom community for the federal government and its vendors.
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 Potomac River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The river is approximately 413 statute miles (665 km) long, with a drainage area of about 14,700 square miles (38,000 km²).
The river then forms part of the borders between MD and Washington, DC (the District of Columbia) on the left bank and the State of West Virginia (WV) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA) on the right bank.
In the 1960s, with dense green algal blooms covering the river's surface, President Lyndon Johnson declared the river "a national disgrace" and set in motion a long-term effort to reduce sewage pollution and restore the beauty and ecology of this historic river.
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 List of West Virginia rivers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
List of West Virginia rivers includes streams formally designated as rivers.
Though relatively few in number, rivers have traditionally provided easy avenues of transportation through the rough terrain of the Mountain State, first by Native Americans and later by European settlers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_West_Virginia_rivers   (226 words)

  
 Virginia Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virginia is one of the original 13 states of the United States that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution and is part of the South.
As of 2004, Virginia's population was estimated to be 7,459,827.
In addition to the lower portion of the Chesapeake Bay, navigable rivers include the Elizabeth River at Hampton Roads, the James River, the York River, the Rappahannock River, and the Potomac River.
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 American Whitewater - WV Rivers
Confluence of Beaver Branch to confluence of Bluestone River
Confluence of Blackwater River and the Dry Fork at Hendricks to the confluence of Shavers Fork at Parsons
Confluence with Glade Creek to the Confluence with the New River
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 Potomac River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The river is approximately 413 statute miles (665 km) long, with a drainage area of about 14,700 square miles (38,000 km²).
The river forms part of the borders between MD and Washington, DC (the District of Columbia) on the left bank and the State of West Virginia (WV) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (VA) on the right bank.
General Robert E. Lee crossed the river, thereby invading the North and threatening Washington D.C., twice, in campaigns climaxing in the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg.
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Kentucky and West Virginia were part of Virginia at the time of the founding of the United States, but the former was admitted to the Union as a separate state in 1792 while the latter broke away from Virginia during the
July 9, 1846, the territory that had been ceded by Virginia was returned, and is now Arlington County and part of the City of Alexandria.
Virginia is one of the states that seceded from the Union to become the Confederacy during the
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 Virginia - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the end of the 16th century when England began to colonize North America, "Virginia" was the name Queen Elizabeth I of England gave to the whole area explored by the 1584 expedition of Sir Walter Raleigh along the coast of North America, eventually applying to the whole coast from South Carolina to Maine.
Patrick Henry served as the first Governor of Virginia, from 1776-79, and again from 1784-86.
The 5 largest religious denominations in Virginia are Baptist (32%), Roman Catholic (15%), Methodist (7%), "Christian" (7%), Presbyterian (3%).
open-encyclopedia.com /Virginia   (1100 words)

  
 NRDC: America's Animal Factories - Virginia
In Virginia's Shenandoah and Potomac River basins alone, poultry produces one and a half times as much nutrient pollution as is generated by human waste in the same area.
On Virginia's Eastern Shore, close to one third of the nitrogen and two-fifths of the phosphorus nutrients entering the Chesapeake from that region are attributed to animal waste pollution.
According to research by the Virginia office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a significant number of hog facilities were not registered and are operating without a general permit.
www.nrdc.org /water/pollution/factor/stvir.asp   (1959 words)

  
 Fishing in West Virginia
From spring to fall, the New River is abundant with small and large mouth bass, rock bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill, with smallmouth bass being the most plentiful.
However, the Gauley River is under fished water due to its total inaccessibility except by raft.
The Gauley River fishing trips are longer due to its "back country" location and the fact that the river is accessible only by raft.
www.riversresort.com /fishing.html   (693 words)

  
 Where is "Tidewater" in Virginia?
A voice coach might recognize certain accents as being associated with "Tidewater Virginia." An astronomer may consider "Tidewater" to be the area where the water level rises and falls each day based on the gravitational pull of the moon (and the sun, too).
The pattern of rivers and "necks" of land shaped the settlement of the region by Europeans after 1607.
Today the Northern Virginia region is labeled NOVA, and described in other cultural regions as an alien section unlike the rest of "real Virginia." Old Confederate sympathizers still refer to it, mostly in jest, as "occupied Virginia" because Alexandria was occupied by Yankees at the start of the Civil War.
www.virginiaplaces.org /chesbay/11chesa.html   (1346 words)

  
 Colorado River tops 2004 list of endangered rivers
The river wanders 1,500 miles from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, snaking across Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California before flowing into the Gulf of Baja in Mexico, although in most years it is little more than a trickle when it reaches its delta.
The Big Sunflower River in Mississippi, which was the most endangered river last year because of an Army Corps of Engineers pumping and dredging project that the group said would destroy wetlands and stir up toxins in the river bed, was No. 2 on the group's list.
American Rivers, a Washington-based nonprofit conservation group, says the rivers on the list are not necessarily the ones with the worst chronic problems, but those they say are most in peril because of toxic chemicals, severe water shortages and other problems.
www.uswaternews.com /archives/arcquality/4colorive5.html   (443 words)

  
 Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia | RaftInfo.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With several raftable rivers in the Mountain State it is possible to find a variety of river trips ranging from family to world-class.
The Gauley River is the most well known whitewater river in the state.
The other rivers found in West Virginia are equally impressive including the New River, Tygart River, Cheat River, Potomac River and the Big Sandy.
www.raftinfo.com /westvirginia.htm   (134 words)

  
 Articles - Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jamestown was the original capital of the Virginia Colony, and remained as such until the State House burned (not the first time) in 1698.
Republicans held both seats in the U.S. Senate, 8 of 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, held a majority in the Virginia House of Delegates, and a Republican was Virginia's Attorney General.
Virginia's long east-west axis means that metropolitan northern Virginia lies much closer to New York and New England than to the rural western panhandle of its own state.
www.gaple.com /articles/Virginia?mySession=e9d311d13f78f3614ff48ea510d7b7eb   (2267 words)

  
 List of Virginia rivers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Virginia, as listed in The Hornbook of Virginia History (1994 edition).
Blackwater River (Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Sussex Counties)
South River (Augusta, Greene, Rockbridge and Rockingham Counties)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Virginia_rivers   (85 words)

  
 Virginia's Rivers... Jump Right In!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virginia's rivers and their tributaries are important, productive natural and recreational resources.
Another source is a local chapter of the Virginia Society of Landscape Architects or your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.
Virginia's rivers are still primary resources for contributing to the quality of life.
www.dcr.virginia.gov /sw/varivers.htm   (1477 words)

  
 MCC River Rankings
Although in most cases, a "canoe zero" level is given to distinguish the lowest level the river is likely to be enjoyed, the list itself was compiled and ranked by considering each river at its "average, good paddleable" level.
In addition, this list can be used by the Cruise Committee and trip leaders as a guide for rating river trips on a consistent basis.
This list originated from a survey of BRV (Blue Ridge Voyagers of Northern Virginia) members (and others)which resulted in a ranked list of 68 rivers.
www.toad.net /~tony.allred/rank1199.htm   (374 words)

  
 List of Virginia rivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
:Blackwater River (Virginia)Blackwater River/ (Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Sussex Counties)
Virginia's candidates for governor say they want to help clean the Chesapeake Bay, but they have differing plans for doing it.
The McCoy Dam between Bellefonte and Milesburg blocks the migration of fish in Spring Creek, and begs for removal.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Potomac River is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA).
The river's source is 396 m above sea level and it drops to 61 m at Morgantown, West Virginia.
This allowed freight to be transported around the rapids known as Great Falls of the Potomac, as well as many other, smaller rapids.
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 Virginia DEQ- Publications List
Chemical and Toxicological Characterization of the Lower Mobjack Bay, York River, Virginia Segment of the Chesapeake Bay; Morris H. Roberts, Jr., Mark A. Richards, Peter F. De Lisle.
York River and Lower York Coastal Basins Tributary Nutrient Reduction Strategy, produced by agencies of the Natural Resources Secretariat, published February 2000 and adopted by the SNR August 2000.
Virginia Water Quality Assessment Report to EPA and Congress (305[b] report), 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002.(http://www.deq.virginia.gov/wqa/305b.html).
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 List of rivers in the United States Article, ListriverstheUnitedStates Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rivers in the United States is a list of rivers in the United States.
Boulder River -Montana (tributary of the Yellowstone River)
Boulder River -Montana (tributary of the Jefferson River)
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 List of Virginia rivers -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of rivers in the (Click link for more info and facts about U.S. state) U.S. state of (A state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War) Virginia, as listed in The Hornbook of Virginia History (1994 edition).
(A river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri) James River
(A river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay) Potomac River
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_virginia_rivers.htm   (555 words)

  
 West Virginia White Water Rafting with Rivers Whitewater Resort
While it has become a well-known fact that Southern West Virginia is the mecca for extreme US kayaking, many paddlers are learning that this area, with its numerous class I-II river sections and scenic lakes, also provides world class recreational kayaking for beginners.
In Lansing, West Virginia is one of the country's premier kayak schools, Rivers Resort.
"The objective of the Rivers' Kayak School is to provide the highest quality education in the discipline of whitewater kayaking, based on a sound foundation of river safety, high quality ACA-certified instructors and the use of West Virginia's unparalleled whitewater resources," states Larry Slack, Rivers' Kayak School director.
www.riversresort.com /paddling.html   (525 words)

  
 Articles - List of rivers of the Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anacostia River - District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
List of rivers in Central American and the Caribbean
List of rivers of the Americas by coastline
www.foreverd.com /articles/List_of_rivers_of_the_Americas   (110 words)

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