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West Virginia State Facts

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  • Capital: Charleston

  • Largest city: Charleston

  • Highest point: Spruce Knob, 4863 ft (1482 m)

  • Lowest point: Potomac River at Virginia border, 240 ft (73 m)

  • Admission to Union: June 20, 1863 (35th)

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West Virginia State Information

  • The Greenbrier, a resort in White Sulphur Springs

  • Lost World Caverns were discovered in 1942 and are a magical place for both young and old. They offer self-guided tours so you can explore the cavern at your own pace

  • The New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the second highest steel arch bridge in the United States and every October, on Bridge Day, people parachute and bungee jump 876 feet off the bridge.

  • 75 percent of West Virginia is covered by forests.

  • Organ Cave, near Ronceverte, is the third largest cave in the United States and the largest in the state

  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory site at Green Bank, West Virginia.

West Virginia Points of Interest

West Virginia Points of Interest

Points of Interest of West Virginia, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

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West Virginia State Counties

55 Counties in West Virginia

  1. Barbour County

  2. Berkeley County

  3. Boone County

  4. Braxton County

  5. Brooke County

  6. Cabell County

  7. Calhoun County

  8. Clay County

  9. Doddridge County

  10. Fayette County

  11. Gilmer County

  12. Grant County

  13. Greenbrier County

  14. Hampshire County

  15. Hancock County

  16. Hardy County

  17. Harrison County

  18. Jackson County

  19. Jefferson County

  20. Kanawha County

  21. Lewis County

  22. Lincoln County

  23. Logan County

  24. Marion County

  25. Marshall County

  26. Mason County

  27. McDowell County

  28. Mercer County

  29. Mineral County

  30. Mingo County

  31. Monongalia County

  32. Monroe County

  33. Morgan County

  34. Nicholas County

  35. Ohio County

  36. Pendleton County

  37. Pleasants County

  38. Pocahontas County

  39. Preston County

  40. Putnam County

  41. Raleigh County

  42. Randolph County

  43. Ritchie County

  44. Roane County

  45. Summers County

  46. Taylor County

  47. Tucker County

  48. Tyler County

  49. Upshur County

  50. Wayne County

  51. Webster County

  52. Wetzel County

  53. Wirt County

  54. Wood County

  55. Wyoming County

Our Story

  • In the Appalachian region of the eastern United States lies a state saturated with a proud history and natural beauty. Known for its blue collar working class, West Virginia is second to only Wyoming in coal production. Coal mining is a highly respected profession in West Virginia and its potential dangers add a historically romantic mystique to the east coast state. West Virginia is composed of an incredibly diverse terrain. The state's various forms of topography contribute to its reputation as a consummate travel destination for outdoor recreational opportunities. West Virginia is an underutilized travel hot-spot with limitless entertainment resources to offer its welcomed visitors.

  • Like many other of America's fifty states, West Virginia was originally home to Native Americans. Ancient indigenous people in the region cultivated maize, tobacco and a number of other agricultural products. As they so often did in the Americas in the 17th century, European explorers settled in West Virginia and consequently devastated the native culture. The two contrasting cultures and lifestyles eventually came to violent blows and the militant English settlers informed the American Indians of the extent of their firepower. West Virginia is one of only two states formed during the American Civil War. West Virginia seceded from Virginia and joined the victorious side of the bloodiest war in American history. In 1863, West Virginia was admitted into the union as a state.

  • There is an old adage that says a picture is worth a thousand words. One thousand words may not be enough verbiage when referring to the beauty of West Virginia. The state's geography is remarkably diverse and allows for an outdoors-man’s dream getaway. The mountainous terrain and refreshingly cool bodies of water make for an exceptional tourism experience. West Virginia is a unique destination for biking beautiful trails, fishing cool waters, hiking treacherous terrain, hunting wild animals, rafting unforgiving waters, or even enjoying eighteen holes on the golf course.

  • West Virginia's charm is an amazing commodity built on a foundation of legendary coal mining, a rich Native American history, and the Appalachian Mountains. History buffs can ingest numerous battle sights and museums while visiting the Civil War hotbed. Traveling to West Virginia is a unique and mesmerizing adventure and is recommended to all travelers looking to temporarily escape the demanding city life. Whether you and your family are whitewater rafting or taking in the local cuisine, memories are sure to be made when exploring West Virginia's abundant wealth of assets.

  • Helvetia, West Virginia is a small Swiss village in a high mountain valley. The original Swiss and German settlers arrived in 1869 and their descendants remain. Due to the isolation of the area, the traditions of dance, music, food, and holidays have survived through the generations.

  • Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory - Since 1952, Hanging Rock has been a monitoring point for hawk, eagle, falcon, and osprey migration along the birds' eastern route.

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