A Guide to the Old Dominion

Compiled by
Workers of the Writers' Program
of the Work Projects Administration
in the State of Virginia

Virginia State Library and Archives

in cooperation with the Virginia Center for the Book

Richmond - 1992

Published by authority of  

  • Andrew H. McCutcheon, Chairman, Richmond, Virginia
  • Joseph C. Kearfott, Richmond, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • Patricia Wilson Berger, Vice-Chairman, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Tyler C. Millner, Axton, Virginia
  • Ruth Anne M. Brooks, Richmond, Virginia
  • Roberta C. Rickers, Kenbridge, Virginia
  • Marjorie M. Clark, Richmond, Virginia
  • M. O. Roache, Jr.,Trevilians, Virginia
  • Andrew M. Cole, Reston, Virginia
  • Robbie G. Tate, Norton, Virginia
  • Dorothy N. Cowlins, Richmond, Virginia
  • James B. Walthall, Richmond, Virginia
  • Kay A. Cutler Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Hilda Y. Warden, Richmond, Virginia
  • Margaret P. Forehand, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • and under the direction of
    John C. Tyson, State Librarian

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

p. cm.
Originally published: New York:Oxford
University Press, 1940, in series: American
guide series
Includes bibliographical references and
ISBN 0-88490-173-4: $35.00
1.Virginia 2. Virginia--Guidebooks
I.Virginia Writer's Project.
F226.V894 1992
917.5504'43-dc20 92-28334 James H. Price, Governor of Virginia, 1940,1941.
New material, Virginia State Library and
Archives 1992.
All rights reserved.
Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond,
Standard Book Number: 0-88490-173-4
Printed in the United States of America.

First published in May 1940 in the American Guide
Series by Oxford University Press.
This book is printed on acid-free paper meeting
the requirements of the American National
Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed
Library Materials.