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State Library Services
State Library Services
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Culture Center, Building 9
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2045
How WV got its shape
Short video from the History Channel explaining the origin of WV's borders.
National Geographic WV Guide
Travel information from National Geographic magazine.
What's Up With: West Virginia?
Article offers information on the map making history of West Virginia including details on its boundaries, railroads and rivers.
Did You Know This About West Virginia?
This article presents some facts about West Virginia.The pre-historic Mound builders from West Virginia left over 300 conical earth mounds that still are visited by people from all over the world. The Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, located in Beckley, attracts visitors all year round. Located in Berkley, West Virginia, is The Castle. A English-Norman style castle built by Colonel Samuel Taylor Suit for his fiancee. Charles Town, West Virginia, was named after George Washington's brother Charles, who laid out the town and named most of the streets after members of his family. In Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is The Point. The Point is the place where three states, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, and two rivers, The Shenandoah and Potomac, meet at the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Monkeyshines TRIVIA on West Virginia
This article presents questions and answers for children related to West Virginia. .
Monkey-file on West Virginia
This article presents information about West Virginia. In 1863 West Virginia became the 35th state. It covers an area about 24, 181 square miles. The State flower is Rhododendron and tree is Sugar Maple. It has manufacturing units for chemicals, metals and metal products, machinery, printing. It has a highest point Spruce Knob and a lowest point Potomac River.
Selected Library of Congress Resources for West Virginia
This links to the extensive collections at the Library of Congress containing historic artifacts and cultural materials. The site has a sample of the many West Virginia resources available for free on the LOC's website.
West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha Blvd East | Culture Center, Bldg. 9 | Charleston, WV 25305
In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041