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

Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia

Horse lovers, this is an AMAZING Equestrian Estate! A breathtaking 60 acre property was made for horses & the main house was made for entertaining. Just under 12000 sqft of custom amenities. Brick barn/stable has: 9 stalls & grooming quarters. a stallion barn w/hay loft, an equipment barn w/office space. Located just ~a mile from MARC train,

Susan Reichel, Perry Wellington Realty

60.00 ACRES
11450 SQ FT
Exquisite Custom Victorian on 8 Acres, fenced pastures, barn, waterfront

Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia

What a fantastic home with endless opportunities! Bring the animals. Custom built Victorian in a quiet location with Opequon Creek waterfront. 5 bedrooms/4.5 baths plus guest apt. over garage. Gourmet kitchen with new appliances. Radiant heat floors and 10' ceilings on first level. Huge sun room on back overlooking property. Loft area for office. German Kachelofen woodstove. This home has it all. Farm: 8 acres with approximately 4 acres already set up for animals. Room to clear for more pasture land. Large barn with electric. Several fenced pastures. Additional run-in shed. Water hydrants and heated water troughs in several locations.

Jennifer Whitehead, Coldwell Banker Premier Homes, Steve DuBrueler Broker

8.00 ACRES
4655 SQ FT
Rolling Hills Farm...Beautiful Mountains, airstrip, hangar, with huge shops!

Paw Paw, Morgan County, West Virginia

Wonderful mountain property with airstrip..hayfields, black estate fenced pastures, restored farm home with stone floors, huge four story hangar with private airstrip, 14,000' shop..several other shops, greenhouse, private roads, Four ponds. Contact, Steve Bommarito (Agent) at 540-551-2425 or Carl (Owner) at 989-225-1920.

Carl Hill

125.00 ACRES
2500 SQ FT

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