About West Virginia

West Virginia



West Virginia is a state in the Southern Region of the United States of America. It's often called the "Mountain State", being the only state in the USA to lie completely within a mountain range (in this case, the Appalachians).

Originally part of the state of Virginia, the residents of the counties that became West Virginia split from the rest of the state in part due to a disagreement over the issues of slavery and secession. These counties elected to remain with the Union, and the new state was born on June 20, 1863. The population of the state today is around 1.7 million people. The capital city is Charleston, and the state motto is "Mountaineers are always free." Rich in natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture, West Virginia's charm is that of being "off the beaten path". West Virginia is a destination for white water rafting, kayaking, skiing, climbing, golf, mountain biking, hiking, and off-roading. Its location between the mid-west and eastern seaboard of the United States means that over 60% of the United States population lives less than 500 miles from West Virginia.

West Virginia is abundant in natural resources, being primarily known as a major producer of coal since the 1800s, in fact, it's the number-two coal producing state in the US. West Virginia has a lot to offer. There's beautiful natural scenery, quaint mountain towns, delicious down-home country food, traditional handicrafts, lots of pioneer and Civil War history, outdoor activities of the rollicking and stately varieties, and great cultural opportunities. The pace of life is slow and relaxed, but with so many exciting things to do, West Virginia is a wonderful place to call home.

  New Jersey in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Approximately 43,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Population: 1,816,856
img Land area: 24,077 sq. miles
img Capital: Charleston
img Counties: 55
img Highest Point : Spruce Knob:  4,863 feet
img Lowest Point : Potomac river: 240 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Charleston: 51,176
  • Huntington: 49,198
  • Parkersburg: 32,020
  • Wheeling: 29,639
  • Morgantown: 28,292
  • Weirton: 19,544
  • Fairmont: 19,049
  • Beckley: 16,936
  • Clarksburg: 16,439
  • Martinsburg: 15,996
Horse farm sitting on 5+ acres near historic Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia

Blue Moon Estate c.1984 horse farm with upgrades for today's lifestyle sitting on 5+ acres near historic Shepherdstown, WV. The home features an open kitchen w/new granite countertops, 5 bedrooms w/ a main floor master, 3 full baths & a separate family room. Stone patio with a pergola that overlooks the beautiful open fields with 3-board fencing, 4 stall horse barn & a graded 120 x2 40 arena.

Chris Ross , Keller Williams Eastern Panhandle

5.38 ACRES
2934 SQ FT
18 Acre Horse Farm Near Shenandoah River, Commutable to DC

Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia

Tranquility awaits on this 18 acre property nestled in the rolling hills near the Shenandoah River just over the the Virginia/WV line off a commuter route to Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. A peaceful drive along the river lets you transition from highway to farm. Horse barn has 9 large stalls with rubber mats, wash room, feed room, tack room with hot/cold water and fridge, and ample storage for both round and square bales. 40' x 100' machine shed is divided into two work areas: 40'x40' with insulated walls, concrete wall and easy access to the other side by way of a large sliding door. 40'x60' side has a gravel floor, room for large equipment and good clearance for tractors and horse trailers. Start and end your busy day by taking a minute to enjoy the view from the lawn, patio or covered porch of the lovely stone and log home built in 1978. The home features exposed logs, stone walls, built-ins, natural wood floors, gas fireplace, wood stove, laundry/pantry, and great closets. Tile floor and full bathroom on lower level for easy cleanup when coming in from the barn. This level also functions as the family room with a wood stove and built in bookcase and benches. Main level features kitchen, dining and living rooms, large laundry/pantry room, as well as a bedroom and 2nd full bathroom. Top floor features vaulted wood ceilings, large master bedroom, third bedroom, study and a 3rd full bathroom.

Liz McDonald , Blackwell Realty

18.00 ACRES
1983 SQ FT

Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia

Outstanding fenced horse farm with great featiures . It is about 5 miles from Charles Town WV, 15 from Berryville, VA and 25 from Leesburg, There is fabulous 16 big stall post and beam barn, with a luxury 1 BR owners' apartment above; it has 2 huge covered decks and windows overlooking the stalls below. There is a standing seam metal roof, Wash stall, waterers inside and out, 16 small outside paddocks, 4 big paddocks, an exercise ring, great fencing all around and on grounds. There is also a 2BR comfy manager's home, an old barn and the beginnings of a foundation for 1 big house. Barn is 6 years old and in great shape as is all the fencing. For folks who work in or often visit DC or the "federal" suburbs of Maryland, the MARC commuter train runs from nearby Harpers Ferry. The farm is also only about 7 miles from Shepherdstown, a lovely place to shop the boutiques or dine in fine restaurants. And, of course there is the thoroughbred track and casino in Charles Town.

Carolyn Snyder , Snyder, Bailey and Associates Inc.

114.00 ACRES
Crystal Valley Ranch

Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia

Beautiful 107 acres of horse property featuring 72'x162' 48-stall horse barn, 80'x200' indoor arena. 3000 sq ft office/storage area, trails for riding, beautiful fenced pastures and ponds. 4 bedroom 2 bathroom separate home for owner/manager. Property consists of 4 separate parcels with approximately 62 acres of pasture and is strategically located in Romney, WV only two hours from Baltimore, Northern Virginia, D.C. and Bedford, PA. Offered by United Country Homeplace Properties. For more information call Steve Bommarito at 540-551-2425 or visit www.homeplaceproperties.com

Steve Bommarito , United Country Homeplace Properties

107.00 ACRES

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