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West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian, Upland South, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia on the southeast, Kentucky on the southwest, Ohio on the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland on the northeast. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

Historically the area now occupied by West Virginia was contested territory, mainly by Pennsylvania and Virginia. This rivalry resulted in some settlers petitioning the Continental Congress to create a new territory called Westsylvania. Some speculative land companies, such as the Vandalia Company, and later the Ohio Company and Indiana Company tried to legitimize their claims to land in parts of West Virginia and Kentucky but failed. With the settlement of the Pennsylvania and Virginia border dispute, which resulted in the creation of Kentucky, Kentuckians "were satisfied...and the inhabitants of a large part of West Virginia were grateful."

After the Wheeling Conventions, West Virginia broke away from Virginia during the American Civil War and was admitted to the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863, and was a key Civil War "border state." It is one of only two states formed during the American Civil War (along with Nevada, which separated from Utah Territory) and is the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state and one of three states to secede from another state (the others being Kentucky and Maine).

The Census Bureau considers West Virginia part of the South because most of the state is south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The northern panhandle, however, extends adjacent to Pennsylvania and Ohio with the West Virginia cities of Wheeling and Weirton being just across the border from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, while Bluefield is less than seventy miles from North Carolina and Harper's Ferry is considered to be a part of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The unique position of West Virginia means that it is often included in a wide variety of geographical regions, including the Southeastern United States and even the Northeastern United States. Notably, it is the only state which entirely lies within the area served by the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is a common definition of "Appalachia".

The state is noted for its great natural beauty, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its labor history. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.

Fox Real Estate Rupert, Green Briar Valley

Linda Kilroy, ERA Liberty Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, Jefferson County

Highland Trace Realty, Inc. Wardensville, Hardy County

Sugar Grove Realty, Inc. Pendleton County

Melbourne Properties Capon Bridge WV

Jones Realty, United Country Jumping Branch, Summers County

Paull Associates Wheeling

Snowshoe Rental Property Snowshoe, Lewisburg, Greenbrier, Pocahontas Counties

Kay Munchmeyer, Coldwell Banker Landmark Realtors Parkersburg

Town & Country Associates/Better Homes and Gardens Harrisville, Ritchie County

Old Spruce Realty Snowshoe, Lewisburg

West Virginia, WV directory of cities, towns and districts.

Alderson, Berkeley Springs, Bunker Hill, Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Hedgesville, Inwood, Kearneysville, Lewisburg, Marietta, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Ranson, Ronceverte, Shepherdstown, Vienna, White Sulphur Springs, Williamstown.


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