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ummated, and Virginia thus reduced to her present limits. Rivers. With the exception of the James, the York, and a few others, the rivers of Virginia were wisely permitted to retain their melodious Indian names. Among these are the Potomac, Rappahannock, Ohio, Shenandoah, Kanawha, Appomattox, Chickahominy, and Nassemond. Chesapeake Bay was also named by the Indians. The islands and the smaller mountains are generally named after their discoverers. Smith's Island, near Cape Charles, is thus called in honor of Capt. John Smith. The counties first formed chiefly derived their names from royal personages, colonial governors, kings, ministers, and English noblemen; or by the adoption of those of English counties. Thus, King and Queen county was named in honor of William and Mary; King William in honor of William after Mary's death; King George in honor of George I. Elizabeth City, James City, Charles City, Princess Anne, Prince George, Prince William, Pri