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At a Glance
The Commonwealth of Virginia is a Southeastern state on the Atlantic Coast in the United States of America. It is the 35th-largest in the U.S. and 12th-most populous, with over 7.5 million residents. It is named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen because she never married. The Virginia Colony was the first part of the Americas to be continuously inhabited by colonists from its founding on April 10, 1606 under the Virginia Company of London, up to the American Revolution. The commonwealth was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution to form the United States of America.
World War II
During World War II, Virginia was the scene of many acts of sabotage and espionage by Nazi operatives, particularly at Camp Lehigh, which was also the military base where the United States Army secretly placed their super-soldier Captain America in his civilian guise of Steve Rogers during the majority of the war.
In 1941, the Sub-Mariner also visited the state, uncovering a Nazi plot to build warships in the area, and smashed the operation. In 1942, an island off the coast of Virginia was owned by madman Stefan Natas, he was brought to justice by the Sub-Mariner. By at least 1943, a vampire named Count Varnie lived atop Vampire Mountain, located in the vicinity of Camp Lehigh. When military officials were threatened by the vampire, he was eliminated by Captain America and Bucky. Also during this year, the Virginia country side was attacked by the living Nazi bio-weapon known as Fungi who decimated acres of farmland in the area before being driven away by Captain America and Bucky.
Points of Interest
- Blue Ridge Mountains
- Camp Lehigh - The military base where Steve Rogers (AKA Captain America) was posted during World War II.
- Potomac River
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- Fan Art Gallery: Virginia
- Marvel Staff members who were born in Virginia
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