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Famous People From Virginia

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List of famous people from Virginia, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Virginia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Virginia you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Virginia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list you're viewing contains people like John N. Dalton and Edwin J. Houston.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Virginia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Virginia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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