Virginia - As a state that cradles Washington D.C., it comes as no surprise that Virginia has an important place in U.S. history. In 1607, Virginia was the site of the Jamestown Colony - the first permanent European settlement in the country. George Washington built his home at Mount Vernon on a hill overlooking the Potomac River. Thomas Jefferson also built his famous Monticello home in Virginia’s Albemarle County. Near Manassas, two significant Civil War Battles took place along a small stream called Bull Run. History Buffs in Richmond rely on self storage facilities to protect local memorabilia from both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Along the Atlantic coastline, residents of Virginia Beach, Hampton, Norfolk and Newport News need mini storage units for kayaks, surfboards and yachting equipment. Chesapeake and Suffolk citizens keep canoes and boats in storage facilities after exploring the Great Dismal Swamp National Forest and Lake Drummond. Virginia has hundreds of storage facilities throughout the state.