West Virginia Geography

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West Virginia

Introduction

Imagine a great place where great mountains tower high above your head. Imagine that same place with vast valleys filled with green grass and beautiful blue rivers that shine out at you as you are put in a trance by their beauty. Imagine that land with the warm yellow sun beating down on your back as you take a long relaxing hike. West Virginia 's hard earned attractions, many exciting features, and interesting geography attract thousands of tourists to "The Mountain State" every single year.

The Creation of West Virginia

West Virginia has had many attempts at statehood, under the leadership of many different people and for many different reasons. According to the book, West Virginia, by Ann Heinrichs, it made
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According to http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/wvland.htm, the state is dominated by the Appalachian Mountain System, which covers the eastern two-thirds of the state. The state 's most significant range is Allegheny Mountains. The highest peaks are located in the Allegheny Mountains. They may rise to up to 4,000 feet or more. Also according to http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/wvland.htm The highest point in the state is Spruce Knob at 4,861 feet. The lowest point in the state is the Potomac River at 240 feet above sea level. The western third is covered by the Allegheny Plateau. In the Allegheny Plateau, the average elevation is 300 feet. Hot mineral springs are found throughout the state, with the most famous one being White Sulfur Springs. The Allegheny Mountains are also laced with miles of limestone caves. Organ Cave is the largest cave. The state 's most significant river is the Ohio River. This is because it forms the state 's western border. Also according to http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/wvland.htm the state also has the highest average altitude of any state east of the Mississippi River. The state also has two panhandles, the Eastern Panhandle and the Northern Panhandle. It is also one of the only states to have two panhandles. As you can see West Virginia has a geography that amazes many

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