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West Virginia (WV) - Real Estate
West Virginia Association of REALTORS®
2110 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 342-7600 - Fax (304) 343-5811
West Virginia Real Estate Commission
300 Capitol St Ste 400
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-3555 - Fax (304) 558-6442
West Virginia entered the Union in 1863. It was the 35th state
to do so. Today the capital is Charleston.
West Virginia is known as the Mountain State due to Appalachian
Mountains that run through the state.
West Virginia is bordered by Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania
The largest cities are Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling
The agriculture in West Virginia includes poultry, dairy products,
apples and cattle. Industries in the state include glass, stone
and clay products, mining and tourism.
Some of the state's symbols include:
Flower is the rhododendron
Tree is the sugar maple
Bird is the cardinal
Animal is the black bear
Didja know ….?
· Some of the stone that makes up the Washington Monument was quarried
in West Virginia.
· The last public hanging in West Virginia was in 1897.
· Daniel Boone surveyed Charleston and left the state to move west in
· West Virginia is known by many as the southernmost northern state and
by others as the northernmost southern state.
· In 1921 West Virginia was the first state to have a state sales tax.
· The worlds largest sycamore tree is in West Virginia.
· The first 4H camp in the United States was at Jackson's Mill.
· West Virginia has had the nation's oldest governor. Cecil Underwood
was born in 1922. In 1957 he became the state's youngest governor. In
1996 he was again elected.
And don’t forget ... West Virginia was the place where the
Hatfield and McCoys feud was fought over and over and over ....
- Pearl Buck’s 1890 birthplace is located in Hillsboro. It
is now a museum with period furnishings and some personal memorabilia
- Visit a winery in Summersville and sample some of West Virginias
- Summersville is also the site of one of the Civil War
battles. The museum has many artifacts and you can take a 2 mile
walking tour around the battlefield.
- In Weston, tour a hand blown
glass company that has been in business since 1926.
- Also in Weston
is the site of Stonewall Jackson’s boyhood
home. 5 acres has been dedicated to a 1700 furnished log
cabin as well as another cabin built in the 1800’s and
used as the museum. There is also a grist mill and buildings
from the 1800’s with tools and other items used by the
- Throughout the state you can visit small to
large shopping malls containing the handcrafted items these
people have been famous for. From lace to stoneware from
quilts to furniture.
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