Philanthropist Grace Arents supported a variety of educational and public health programs and bequeathed her estate to become a botanic garden.
Martha Washington was her husband's confidant and established the public role of First Lady after his election as president.
Captured by Shawnee Indians in 1755, Mary Draper Ingles escaped and made her way hundreds of miles to return home.
At a time when women had few rights, Ann Makemie Holden managed her large plantation on the Eastern Shore and strove to uphold the ideals of the…
Pamunkey chief Cockacoeske signed the 1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation with the English and reunited several tribes under her authority.
From her cattle farm in Prince William County, Annie Snyder fought successfully to preserve the land around the Civil War battlefield at Manassas.
Award-winning television journalist Katie Couric was the first woman to anchor an evening newscast for a major network in the United States.
Sarah Garland Boyd Jones was the first African American woman to pass the Virginia Medical Examining Board's examination.