- Although I have been associated with West Virginia, the vast majority of my waters flow through Virginia. My name is the same as the mountains I run past.
- If you’ve traveled from Northern Virginia to points southward, you’ve likely crossed over me. I pass through Fredericksburg and run along the Northern Neck of Virginia before flowing into the Chesapeake Bay.
- I’m only eight miles long but lots of folks in the DMV cross me. I was once known as the Eastern Branch.
- I have the same name as a Naval Base and run through most of Maryland.
- Named after a King, I cut Virginia into half. The Native Americans called me Powhatan, named after their legendary chief. I give beauty to Richmond.
- I’m only 58 miles long but my name was burned into memory after a battle in the Civil War near Frederick.
- Southern Virginians know me. I cut a path over 410 miles long and stretch into Eastern North Carolina.
- I’m not very long but beach goers and folks on the Eastern Shore pass over me. Frederick Douglass knew my waters.
- I flow through Petersburg and have the same name as the place where the Civil War ended.
- I may not be quite as long as some other famous rivers on the East Coast but everyone in the DMV knows my mighty name. Captain John Smith sailed on my waters, but had to stop near what became known as Georgetown. My headwaters are found in West Virginia and I end in Maryland.