Area Code 757 - Information about Virginia


Many people do not realize that just because a place is in the same state as Virginia does not mean that it is considered to be a part of Virginia. There are many places in the country that take the place of Virginia and still call themselves "Virginia" but in most cases the state does not recognize these other places as being part of the state.

Virginia

There are many places in the South that are in the "Chesapeake" area and are considered to be part of the state of Virginia. For example, in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and Portsmouth, the tourist-oriented areas are in close proximity to each other but are far enough apart from one another to qualify as being "in" Virginia. Newport News, located near the confluence of the James and Potomac Rivers, is also considered to be part of the Virginia area.

This makes sense in terms of the geography of the region because Virginia is situated in what is known as the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains have been there for over hundred of years and are part of the terrain that U.S. Cavalry was forced to fight on during the American Revolutionary War. Since this period of history has long passed, the U.S. government has redefined the region to include these mountains and now classifies the state of Virginia as the Appalachian Mountain State. The best way to explain this is that while the mountains are part of the region, they are not part of the state of Virginia.

In the eastern and western part of the country, the mountains are still considered to be part of the United States. However, in some parts of the country, including Virginia, the mountains have been removed and the western part of the state is considered part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since most of the mountains in Virginia have been removed, the state has declared itself to be part of Maryland.

Some people will claim that they are part of Virginia, but they are in the southern part of the state when the whole state has been divided. Those people who claim to be part of Virginia but in fact live in Maryland or the District of Columbia should have their claim for being a citizen of the state of Virginia withdrawn.

Although there are many different types of people who claim to be "in" the state of Virginia but in fact live in the District of Columbia, this area is considered to be a part of the District of Columbia even though there are numerous roads in the southern part of the city of Washington D.C. that lead to the Northern Virginia area. Because of this, Virginia does not recognize D.C. as a part of the state.

Hoover Dam and the Potomac River are considered to be part of the southern part of the state. In order to be considered a part of the state of Virginia, a person cannot be traveling on the Potomac River. However, if someone is driving on the Hoover Dam, it is considered to be a part of the state of Virginia because the dam is in the southern part of the state.

If you decide to reside in Virginia, be sure to find out the difference between being in the area of Virginia and being part of the state. You do not want to make a poor decision by assuming that you can simply move to the city of Virginia and become a citizen, only to find out that you are wrong.