Which state has been the birthplace of the most U.S. presidents?
Answer: Virginia has the honor of being the birthplace of the most U.S. presidents, with eight. The list of U.S. Presidents born in Virginia include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson. Virginia was the wealthiest and most populous state in country’s earliest days which explains why so many of the young nation’s first few leaders came from there. To date, only 21 states have been the birthplace of a commander in chief.
Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. It’s one of the 13 original colonies, with historic landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are living-history museums reenacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.
Governor: Terry McAuliffe (D)
Destinations: Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Norfolk, more
Points of interest: Blue Ridge Mountains, more