Monday, February 18, 2013

Virginia hits Presidents Day jackpot with 8 presidents

Virginia's eight U.S. Presidents

Virginia isn't called the Mother of Presidents for nothing. Four of the first five presidents came from the Commonwealth: George Washington (1st), Thomas Jefferson (3rd), James Madison (4th), and James Monroe (5th).

They were followed by Virginians William Henry Harrison (9th), John Tyler (10th), Zachary Taylor (12th), and Staunton's own Woodrow Wilson (28th).

As a fourth grade student in Chesterfield County, we studied Virginia history and memorized the names of these men of history. Some things you never forget.

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