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All About West Virginia

State Facts

West Virginia was the 35th state to join the union. It became a state on June 20, 1863.

State facts about West Virginia

Capital - Charleston

Abbreviation - WV

Nickname - Mountain State

Motto - "Montani semper liberi" - Mountaineers are always free

Song - West Virginia My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This Is My West Virginia

Bird - Cardinal

Flower - Rhododendron

Insect -

Area - approximately 24,231 square miles

Websites for studying about West Virginia

West Virginia State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about West Virginia

A to Z Kids Stuff - West Virginia

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - West Virginia

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on West Virginia

Mr. - West Virginia

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of West Virginia resources.

Explore the States - West Virginia

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - West Virginia

Facts & Trivia about West Virginia - West Virginia

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in West Virginia

Awesome America - West Virginia

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about West Virginia.

West Virginia Map/Quiz Printout

West Virginia State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

West Virginia Virtual Field Trips

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