Monday, 10 February 2020

State of the Month West Virginia – 3rd to last one!

Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.  West Virginia was originally part of the Confederate State of Virginia.  It split off around the time of the Civil War.

Location – West Virginia is an Appalachian State.

Nicknames – Mountain State


Capital – Charleston (also its largest city)

Unusual town name – Fraziers Bottom

Flower – Rhododendron

State Tree – Sugar Maple

Signature foods – Pepperoni Rolls, Chilli and Slaw Dogs, Ramps

Famous places to visit in West Virginia – Harpers Ferry, Blackwater Falls

Famous people from West Virginia – Pearl S Buck, Don Knotts

Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far.

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