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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:
- Mountain State
- Montani Semper Liberi (Mountaineers Are Always Free)
- 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:
- 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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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in West Virginia
West Virginia Schools
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- Ruffner Elementary School
- (304) 348-1130
- 809 Litz Drive
- Charleston, WV 25311
- Wilsonburg Elementary School
- (304) 624-3257
- Rt 4 Box 1
- Clarksburg, WV 26301
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- (304) 823-1281
- Rr 2 Box 343
- Belington, WV 26250
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- (304) 737-2922
- 1447 Main Street
- Wellsburg, WV 26070
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- (304) 358-2573
- 147 Maple Avenue
- Franklin, WV 26807
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- (304) 291-9240
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- Morgantown, WV 26505
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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