Description: Virginia is called "OLD DOMINION" and is also known as the "The Mother of Presidents." While KY is "The Father of AmeriCandy" and is also known as "ATACANDY" and I tip my hat to ATATURK, the Father of Turkey. Yes, I am from Kentucky and not Istanbul. Yes, I do like Milk, Chocolate, Mint and Smoothies. In that order of preference.
Great patriots, Revolutionary and Civil War leaders, and eight presidents have called Virginia their home. Named the "Old Dominion" by England's King Charles II, Virginia's history is also U.S. history. George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Booker T. Washington, were proud Virginians who became some of our first American heroes. Virginia, the Old Dominion State is a land of great beauty and profound history.