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

Deluxe property formerly used for Gypsy Caravan show horses. 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

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
Custom home on 8 Acres, fenced pastures, barn, waterfront + apartment

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

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