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West Virginia Profile

In 1861, Virginians in the northwestern part of the state defied Virginia's secession from the United States. The region chose to remain in the Union and form a new state. West Virginia was admitted into the Union in 1863, after conditions requiring the gradual emancipation of slaves had been met. The state motto is "Mountaineers are always free," and West Virginia lives up to its nickname of the "Mountain State." With an average altitude of 1,500 feet above sea level, it's the highest of any state east of the Mississippi River. For a long time, West Virginia was a leading producer of coal in North America, but many people left to pursue better employment opportunities. That trend has turned around, and now the state's economy is in a more stable condition. The capital is Charleston, and the state flower is the big rhododendron. ...Read more here: West Virginia - The Mountain State

Capital City:
Charleston
Nickname:
Mountain State
Motto:
Montani Semper Liberi (Mountaineers Are Always Free)
Statehood:
June 20, 1863 (35th)
Origin of State's Name:
Name given to western counties of Virginia which refused to secede in 1863"
Largest Cities:
Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Parkersburg, Morgantown
Border States:
Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Land Area:
24,087 sq. mi., 41st largest
State Bird:
Cardinal
State Flower:
Big Rhododendron (rhododendron maximum)
State Tree:
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum)
State Song:
West Virginia, My Home, Sweet HomeThe West Virginia HillsThis Is My West Virginia

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West Virginia Schools

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Elementary Schools

Whitesville Elementary/Junior High School
(304) 854-1301
Rt. 3
Whitesville, WV 25209
Chamberlain Elementary School
(304) 348-1969
4901 Venable Av S E
Charleston, WV 25304

Middle Schools

South Preston Middle School
(304) 568-2331
Route 26
Tunnelton, WV 26444
Independence Junior High School
(304) 683-4542
800 Independence Rd.
Sophia, WV 25921

High Schools

Preston High School
(304) 329-0400
400 Preston Drive
Kingwood, WV 26537
Cameron High School
(304) 686-3336
61 Maple Avenue
Cameron, WV 26033

Sex Offender Information for West Virginia

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In West Virginia, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.wvstatepolice.com/sexoff/. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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