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Answered 2012-01-22 21:51:00

The original name was Virgina. Although it was allegedly split following the American Civil War, the entirety of the region was known as Virginia for the better portion of the Antebellum Era. It was given it's charter by the Royal Virginia Company, which was supposedly named for Queen Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen." While true that she never married it is unconfirmed and highly unlikely that she actually was, a virgin.

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