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Charleston West Virginia is a small, quiet city with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, so much so that it's easy to forget it'...




Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States. In many books the town is called "Harper's Fer...



Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County, West Virginia. It is the county seat of Monongalia County. Placed along the banks of th...


When to visit:

West Virginia sees it’s peak seasons in the summer and winter months. West Virginia’s summers are a bit less hectic and pricey than it’s more easterly namesake, but never the less many visitors prefer planning their trips during the marginally less crowded and expensive spring off-season. Winter, on the other hand, has a lively ski season, and those hoping to hit the slopes would be wise to plan ahead just in case. Fall presents a nice alternative for visiting West Virginia as the mountains display lovely fall colors.

West Virginia Facts:

State Abbreviation: WV

State Capital: Charleston

Largest City: Charleston

Area: 24,231 square miles (the 41st biggest state in the USA)

West Virginia Population: 1,815,354 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: mining, livestock, chemical manufacturing, glass products, tourism

West Virginia Rivers: Ohio River, Guyandotte River, Greenbrier River, New River

West Virginia Lakes: Tygart Lake, Bluestone Lake

Highest Point: Spruce Knob - 4,863 feet above sea level

Lowest Point: Potomac River - 240 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: named for Queen Elizabeth I of England, the “Virgin Queen”

State Nickname: Mountain State

State Motto: Mountaineers are always free

State Song: West Virginia My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This Is My West Virginia