West Virginia was the 35th state to join the union. It became a state on June 20, 1863.
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
Area - approximately 24,231 square miles
Websites for studying about West Virginia
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about West Virginia
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about West Virginia
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in West Virginia
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about West Virginia.
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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