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The US state of Virginia was named after which queen?

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The US state of Virginia was named after which queen?
posted Jul 12, 2016 by Nikita Sehgal

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Virginia. Named for Queen Elizabeth I of England (known as the Virgin Queen), who granted Walter Raleigh the charter to form a colony north of Spanish Florida.

The name Virginia was first applied by Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I in 1584. After the English Civil War in the mid 17th century, the Virginia Colony was nicknamed "The Old Dominion" by King Charles II for its perceived loyalty to the English monarchy during the era of the Commonwealth of England.

answer Jul 12, 2016 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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Virginia (given name) The state of Virginia was named in honor of Elizabeth I, the "Virgin Queen," possibly modifying the name of a Native American regional "king".

answer Jul 13, 2016 by Shivaranjini
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