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West Virginia is located in the eastern half of the United States, bordering the states of Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. By size, West Virginia ranks 41st in the nation at 24,230 square miles in total area or 130 miles in width by 240 miles in length; 0.6% of this state's total area is water. West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863 as the 35th state. The state has two different climates including a humid subtropical climate and a humid continental climate. Severe weather is not as prevalent in West Virginia as in other eastern states, and tornadoes are a rare occurrence. The majority of the state's rainfall occurs from April to December. The state of West Virginia is mostly known for coal, oil and gas production. In addition, visitors take advantage of the many outdoor activities this state has to offer including skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking and more.


Nicknames : Mountain State

Capitol : Charleston

Largest City (by population) : Charleston

Largest City (by area) : Charleston

Largest County (by population) : Kanawha County

Total Area (square miles) : 24230

Admitted to Union : June 20, 1863

Time Zone : Eastern

State Flower : Rhododendron

State Tree : Sugar Maple

State Bird : Northern Cardinal

Major Industries : coal, natural gas, crude oil

Major Companies : American Electric Power, Consolidation Coal Company


  • The world's largest sycamore tree is on the Elk River in Webster Springs.
  • West Virginia was the first state to levy a sales tax (1921).
  • West Virginia is the only state to have acquired sovereignty through Presidential proclamation.
  • The first federal prison for women was opened in 1926 in West Virginia.
  • The last public hanging was held in Jackson County, 1897.

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Barbour County Public Records Main and Depot Philippi, West Virginia 26416
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Boone County Suite 101 - One Avenue C Building Madison, West Virginia 25130
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