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Encyclopedia > Tidewater region of Virginia

The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads.


It is generally considered to include:

  • Accomack County
  • Isle of Wight County
  • James City County
  • Northampton County
  • Southampton County
  • Surry County
  • York County

and the independent cities of

  • Chesapeake
  • Franklin
  • Hampton
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Poquoson
  • Portsmouth
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach
  • Williamsburg

Accomack and Northampton Counties are more commonly referred to as the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


External links

  • Eastern Shore of Virginia (http://www.easternshorevisitor.com/)
  • Hampton Roads (http://www.hamptonroadsvisitor.com/)
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Virginia, state, United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (3637 words)
The coastal plain or tidewater region of E Virginia, generally flat and partly swampy, is cut by four great tidal rivers—the Potomac (forming most of the border with Maryland and beyond which also lies Washington, D.C.), the Rappahannock, the York, and the James—all of which empty into Chesapeake Bay.
The activities and interests of the new frontier settlements contrasted sharply with the plantation life of the tidewater region, where the lavish material life of the planter aristocracy was complemented by high cultural accomplishments and by the spread of the ideas of the Enlightenment.
Along with Massachusetts, Virginia was a leader in the movement that culminated in the American Revolution although, despite the burning oratory of Patrick Henry and the enlightened political writings of Thomas Jefferson and other brilliant native spokesmen, Virginia was never as politically discontent or radical as Massachusetts.
Virginia: Map, History and Much More from Answers.com (8227 words)
The coastal plain, also known as the Tidewater, lies in the east; the Piedmont province, a region of rolling hills, is in the middle of the state; and the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains lie to the west.
Virginia's citizens were among the leaders of the American Revolution, and the state later contributed four of the country's first five presidents.
Virginia was a major scene of battle during the latter stages of the war for independence; the final surrender of British forces took place at Yorktown on 19 October 1781.
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