a state in the eastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 7,769,089 (est. 2008); capital, Richmond; statehood, June 25, 1788 (10). It was the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607. One of the original thirteen states, it saw the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781 to end the American Revolution, as well as many Civil War battles.
a type of tobacco grown and manufactured in Virginia.