An Atlas of Virginia

This is now a free web-based resource for all K-8 public schools in Virginia with generous support from the Virginia Tech Department of Geography and the New American History project at the University of Richmond.  Once the school division point of contact submits the required documentation as indicated below, they will receive a list of logins for schools in their division. Completed requests will take approximately 2-4 weeks to process.

A verification form is required for K-8 public school division information in order to gain access to An Atlas of Virginia.

Private schools and institutions of higher education must purchase a $200 per year site license for access via an embedded link on your school or college/university website.  Use this form.



This live map shows which school divisions have taken advantage of the offer.


An Atlas of Virginia, including all of its maps and narrative pages, is held in copyright by The Virginia Geographic Alliance (VGA) and may not be reproduced. 

For more information, and a preview of the Atlas, visit

Many of the Atlas pages are already aligned with the recommendations of the AAHEC so this resource will be an excellent instructional tool as textbook publishers won’t catch up to these changes for quite a while.


We are still planning to make paper atlases available for sale soon. We appreciate the support of Virginia Tech, Longwood University, University of Richmond,  New American History, the Moton Museum, and the VDOE.

The following always free materials are also available:

Virginia GeoInquiries at https:// and
the secondary American History Story Map 
Journals at

An updated Virginia GeoInquiries using the new Atlas App by Esri based on the National Geographic Map Maker app has been released in 2023. 

Virginia GeoInquiries are licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA.


Resources for use with 2020 digital Atlas of Virginia





The Virginia Geographic Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) supported through the generous support of the Virginia Tech Foundation.  

We are currently seeking funding to produce a print version of the Atlas as well as low-cost digital subscriptions for K-12 schools.  Contributions to the Virginia Geographic Alliance are tax deductible. For more information please visit our site at

For technical assistance or inquiries on how you can support these efforts please contact:

Annie Evans, Director of Education and Outreach
New American History
University of Richmond
Virginia Geographic Alliance Co-Coordinator

Georgeanne Hribar, Ed.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science & Geography
Old Dominion University
Editor, An Atlas of Virginia

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