The Old Dominion - ratified Constitution 23 Jun 1788
  • Fairfax, Virginia - Seat of Fairfax county, incorporated 1892, suburb of Washington, D.C.
Patrick Henry, Governor, 1776-1779 and 1784-1786

Birthplace of

Patrick Henry, in Studley, Hanover County, on 29 May 1736
Thomas Jefferson, in Shadwell, on 13 Apr 1743
Richard Henry Lee, in Stratford, Westmoreland County, on 20 Jan 1732
James Madison, in Port Conway, on 16 Mar 1751
John Marshall, in Germantown, on 24 Sep 1755
George Mason, in Fairfax County, on 11 Dec 1725
George Washington, in Popes Creek Plantation, Westmoreland County, on 22 Feb 1732

Home To

Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington
Jefferson Area Libertarians, Free Union
Institute for Justice, Arlington
Libertarian Party, Alexandria
National Taxpayers Union, Alexandria
Virginia Institute for Public Policy, Potomac Falls
Libertarian Party of Virginia, Arlington

Deathplace of

James M. Buchanan, in Blacksburg, on 9 Jan 2013
Patrick Henry, in Red Hill, Charlotte County, on 6 Jun 1799
Karl Hess, in Charlottesville, on 22 Apr 1994
Thomas Jefferson, in Monticello, on 4 Jul 1826
Richard Henry Lee, in Chantilly, Westmoreland County, on 19 Jun 1794
James Madison, in Montpelier, on 28 Jun 1836
George Mason, in Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, on 7 Oct 1792
George Washington, in Mount Vernon, on 14 Dec 1799

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Virginia | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 21, fiscal policy rank: 12, regulatory policy rank: 23, personal freedom rank: 34, economic freedom rank: 15
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 658

Articles

Notes on the State of Virginia, by Thomas Jefferson, 1782
The Eminent-Domain Origin of Shenandoah National Park, by Bart Frazier, Future of Freedom, Sep 2006
"The bill that Coolidge signed stipulated that no federal funds could be used to acquire the land the park would comprise. The job of obtaining the land therefore fell to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The idea of buying the land from the owners was immediately ruled out, as it was thought too difficult an undertaking."
The Virginia Declaration of Rights, by George Mason, 12 Jun 1776
The Virginia Declaration of Rights (first draft), by George Mason, 26 May 1776