Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight County, highlighted in map of Virginia

Would you rather live in Isle of Wight or Warrosquyoake county? Either way, you'll have to watch your spelling... but then, it's a small mind that can only spell a word only one way. And the English settled an area where the natives had no written language, so the "correct" spelling of the original place names will always be subject to interpretation.

Warrosquyoake was created as one of the first eight shires in 1634, and renamed in 1637. The original tribe there was expelled after the war of 1622, and the new settlers from England were fond of the area from which many of them emigrated. The Isle of Wight today is a resort area in the English Channel.

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