West Virginia
The Mountain State
Map of U.S. showing location of West Virginia


CAPITAL: Charleston

STATEHOOD: 1863; 35th state

ATTRACTIONS: New River Gorge Bridge, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

FUN FACT: The New River Gorge Bridge, in Fayetteville, is the longest steel-arch bridge in the U.S.

West Virginia state flag
State Flower: rhondondendron; State Bird: cardinal; State Animal: black bear; State Quarter

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Photos: Juergen Priewe, Dreamstime (flag); Pancaketom, Dreamstime (quarter); Maya Bunschoten, Dreamstime (rhodondendron); Wildphotos, Dreamstime (cardinal); Daveallenphoto, Dreamstime (black bear)

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