50states.com: West Virginia http://www.50states.com/wvirgini.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about West Virginia. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in West Virginia http://www.thingstodo.com/states/WV/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about West Virginia's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
West Virginia in the Civil War http://www.wvcivilwar.com/
This site is dedicated to the honor and memory of Civil War soldiers, sailors, and marines from West Virginia and includes links to historic sites.
West Virginia Web http://wvweb.com/
This online directory of West Virginia sites will take you to links about the arts, education, real estate, travel, shopping, and more.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: West Virginia http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/54000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in West Virginia.
West Virginia was a part of Virginia until that state seceded from the United States in 1861; delegates from 40 counties formed their own government, and statehood was granted them two years later.
Nearly 80% of West Virginia is covered with forests.
Because of its mountains, West Virginia is sometimes referred to as "the Switzerland of the United States".
West Virginia is the second-largest coal producing state in the country.
West Virginia has long been famous for its manufacture of fine glass.
Some Famous People from this State
George Brett, former major league baseball player with the Kansas City Royals.
Pearl Buck, author best known for her novel The Good Earth.
Harold Tucker Webster, cartoonist and creator of Caspar Milquetoast.
Chuck Yeager, test pilot and Air Force general.
Don Knotts, actor best known for appearances in movies like The Incredible Mr. Limpet and The Apple Dumpling Gang and the television series The Andy Griffith Show.