As it was for the USA, as well as for Liberia, our first president was born in Virginia. In this case the George Washington of Liberia is Joseph Jenkins Roberts. Or rather the Joseph Jenkins Roberts of Libera is George Washington. Two other Virginia born presidents include James Payne and Tony Gardiner.
Thus you can tell people 'a trivia-riddle' by saying, "Which US state was the first African American president born in?" The correct answer is Virginia, not Hawaii. Because the first African American president born in the USA (not necessarily president of the USA) was Joseph Jenkins who was voted to a presidential office back in 1848. Barack Obama of Hawaii was the providential 11th African-American president born in the USA to become a president of nation. Providential in the sense that there are 11 stripes on the Liberian flag.
You can stump your friends with this trivia question: "Which US state has the most leaders of foreign nations?" Answer: By a single head....Kentucky! At the moment, all other states only ever had one native born son or daughter become the leader of a foreign nation.