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West Virginia Essential Info

Overview

Breathe in and take a moment to appreciate the Mountain State's charm with a panoramic view from the New River Gorge Bridge (especially during autumn), search for the Mothman in Point Pleasant, and get in touch with Mother Nature at one of the many state parks tucked among the rolling Appalachian Mountains. Drink in the bucolic beauty of Wild West Virginia!

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Best Time To Go

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May-Jun, Sep-Oct

Fun Facts

  1. The first federal prison exclusively for women in the United States was opened West Virginia in 1926
  2. In July 1, 1921, West Virginia became the first state to have sales tax.
  3. West Virginia is sometimes referred to as "the Switzerland of the United States".
  4. The first Mother’s Day was observed at Andrews Church in Grafton, West Virginia on May 10, 1908.
  5. The first rural free mail delivery was started in Charles Town, West Virginia, on October 6, 1896.

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