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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: West Virginia
West of the Allegheny Range and that of the Shenandoah on the east, and the Greenbrier and Laurel Mountains on the west, are numerous short parallel ridges of which the most important are Potts or Middle Warm Spring and Jackson River Mountains.
West Virginia is richly invested with timber, comprising many varieties of the oak and fir, the hemlock, cedar, laurel, tulip-tree, the fl and white walnuts, hickory, beech, sycamore, elm, maple, birch, white and mountain
West Virginia was organized and became a state during the early years of the Civil War, and was composed of the western and northern counties of the State of Virginia.
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  West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Virginia broke away from the Commonwealth of Virginia during the American Civil War and was admitted to the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863.
West Virginia is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north; by Ohio to the north and west; by Kentucky to the west; by Maryland to the north and east; and by Virginia to the east and south.
West Virginia's capital and seat of government is the city of Charleston, located in the southwest area of the state.
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 West Virginia Court System
West Virginia is one of only 10 states with a single appellate court.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is the busiest appellate court of its type in the United States.
West Virginia’s 55 counties are divided into 31 circuits with 65 circuit judges.
www.state.wv.us /wvsca/wvsystem.htm   (1154 words)

  
 A West Virginia Timeline
Virginia's ordinance for secession is ratified, but a large majority of voters in the western counties voice their opposition.
The West Virginia Statehood bill is passed by the Senate, changing the slavery provision of the West Virginia Constitution to allow for the gradual emancipation of slavery.
West Virginia's unemployment rate falls to 5.2 percent (or 5.1% seasonally adjusted), the lowest unemployment rate for any month since the system of calculating the statistic began in 1976.
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 West Virginia County Histories
He was later elected to the Virginia General Assembly (1812-1814), represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives (1814-1825, 1827-1830), and served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1821-1823).
Virginia then sent a group of men from Berkeley and Hampshire counties to erect a fort of their own at the forks of the Ohio River.
Located in central West Virginia, Braxton County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on January 15, 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha and Nicholas counties.
www.polsci.wvu.edu /wv/history.html   (21274 words)

  
 West Virginia DNR - Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hunting in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis.
West Virginia's hunting-related expenditures for food, lodging, transportation, and equipment brought in nearly $270 million to the state's economy.
The economic benefit of hunting in West Virginia is especially valuable because of the amount of revenue generated in our most rural areas.
www.wvdnr.gov /hunting/hunting.shtm   (138 words)

  
 West Virginia Vacations - State Of West Virginia - West Virginia Hotels
West Virginia is the only state situated entirely in the Appalachian Mountain range and as such, proclaims itself as the Mountain State.
As a mountainous area, the western portion of Virginia had no use for slavery and was opposed to the practice and during the Civil War; it became the only state to be organized as a direct result of the war.
West Virginia made the final payment of its debt to Virginia for work done prior to the split as a new state.
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 ENCYCLOPEDIA
The last time West Virginia had a comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia was in 1929, but the West Virginia Humanities Council plans to remedy that.
The need for a solid one-stop West Virginia reference is at least as great now as it was when the first Encyclopedia was published in 1929.
The West Virginia Encyclopedia will be the latest of several distinguished encyclopedias to appear in recent years, as thoughtful Americans take stock of themselves and their heritage.
www.wvhumanities.org /encyclop.htm   (430 words)

  
 Introduction to West Virginia - The United States of America
The borders of West Virginia tend to follow the contours of the land, winding between mountains, along mountain ridges, and along river beds.
Two long, slender extensions of the state give West Virginia the nickname, "The Panhandle State." The land that extends eastward between Maryland and Virginia is referred to as the Eastern Panhandle.
The design chosen to represent West Virginia is one that combines the natural physical beauty of the State and the triumph of the human intellect exemplified by the engineering wonder that is the New River Gorge Bridge.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/wv_intro.htm   (816 words)

  
 West Virginia Apartments
West Virginia has the highest mean altitude east of the Mississippi, and it also boasts the largest single natural outdoor recreational area in the country: the Allegheny Highlands, which contains more than 110,000 square miles of forest and mountains.
West Virginia has a small population—about 1.8 million residents—but a surplus of natural beauty for those locals to enjoy.
West Virginia is the sixth most affordable state, with an overall cost of living 9% below the national average, and housing costs—including apartments for rent—at a very affordable 21% below average.
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 West Virginia Constitution
The state of West Virginia is, and shall remain, one of the United States of America.
The present seal of the state, with its motto, "Montani Semper Liberi," shall be the great seal of the state of West Virginia, and shall be kept by the secretary of state, to be used by him officially, as directed by law.
The state of West Virginia shall never be made defendant in any court of law or equity, except the state of West Virginia, including any subdivision thereof, or any municipality therein, or any officer, agent, or employee thereof, may be made defendant in any garnishment or attachment proceeding, as garnishee or suggestee.
www.legis.state.wv.us /WVCODE/WV_CON.cfm   (6715 words)

  
 West Virginia Division of Culture and History - Archives and History Index
Picturing West Virginia, a new publication by Archives and History, is now available.
A finding aid for the Adjutant Generals' Papers for West Virginia Union Regiments, a collection of more than 13,000 letters and other documents relating to the Civil War in West Virginia, is now available on-line.
Requests from outside West Virginia must be accompanied by a $15 research fee; a $5 research fee must accompany in-state requests (checks made payable to Division of Culture and History).
www.wvculture.org /history/archivesindex.aspx   (390 words)

  
 West Virginia
West Virginia was admitted into the Union in 1863, after conditions requiring the gradual emancipation of slaves had been met.
The state motto is "Mountaineers are always free," and West Virginia lives up to its nickname of the "Mountain State." With an average altitude of 1,500 feet above sea level, it's the highest of any state east of the Mississippi River.
For a long time, West Virginia was a leading producer of coal in North America, but many people left to pursue better employment opportunities.
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 West Virginia: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com
West Virginia's early history from 1609 until 1863 is largely shared with Virginia, of which it was a part until Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861.
West Virginia - West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States.
West Virginia: Geography - Geography Nicknamed the “Mountain State,” West Virginia is very hilly and rugged, with...
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 West Virginia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
West Virginia (base map) JPEG format (485K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
West Virginia (reference map) JPEG format (219K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
West Virginia (reference map) PDF format (221K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/west_virginia.html   (299 words)

  
 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
West Virginia is a Top 5 team in the eyes of many who do the predicting and should be; the Mountaineers lost virtually nothing from their skill positions list of stars.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez says his team will fashion some different looks on the defensive side of the ball, which doesn't get a whole lot of respect from people on the outside.
West Virginia was No. 1 in the Big East in rushing defense last year but was also dead last against the pass, yielding 243.3 yards per game.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/football/bigeast/wvu.htm   (1088 words)

  
 West Virginia State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
West Virginia - Enjoy Berkeley Springs Spa and Inn catering to romantic couples.
Visit West Virginia escapes to learn about the charms that Berkeley Springs, Elkins, Fayetteville, Lewisburg, and Shepherdstown have to offer.
West Virginia's flag displays a rock containing the date June 20, 1863, the day West Virginia became a state.
www.50states.com /wvirgini.htm   (250 words)

  
 The West Virginia State Bar
The West Virginia State Bar is the organization of all lawyers licensed to practice law in West Virginia and exists to serve members, the legal profession and the public.
The mission of the West Virginia State Bar is to improve the administration of justice and enhance the provision of legal services to our citizens.
The West Virginia State Bar assumes no liability for any reliance on the information provided, and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship and shall not be construed as legal advice.
www.wvbar.org   (191 words)

  
 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Four West Virginia State players are among seven WVIAC selections to the first team Daktronics All-North Atlantic Region baseball squad that was selected by regional sports information directors.
Rafael Cavalcante of West Virginia Wesleyan was selected as the Freshman of the Year, while Wesleyan's Lee Underwood was recognized as the league's Coach of the Year.
The University of Charleston is the 2007 West Virginia Conference men's golf champion in spite of a late third round rally by Ohio Valley University.
www.wviac.org   (1786 words)

  
 West Virginia Web: Your gateway to West Virginia
The city is in Kanawha County, the county was formed in 1788 from parts of Greenbrier and Montgomery (Virginia) counties and was named for the river that flows through it.
The Cardinal was made West Virginia’s official bird by concurrent resolution of the 1949 Legislature.
The male of the species is a rich scarlet with a mask and shading of fl, while the young birds and females are a less brilliant color.
wvweb.com   (236 words)

  
 WV Sex Offender Search Form   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
West Virginia State Code §15-12 entitled the Sex Offender Registration Act authorizes the electronic release of information regarding certain sex offenders required to register under West Virginia Law.
While all attempts are made to provide complete and accurate information, the West Virginia State Police do not guarantee the accuracy of the information made available to the public via the West Virginia Sex Offender Registry Website.
The West Virginia State Police do not assess the specific risk for reoffense with regard to any offender released via this website.
www.wvstatepolice.com /sexoff   (275 words)

  
 West Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
West Virginia State and County Demographic and Economic Profile (U.S. Census Bureau)
West Virginia Amendments to The Rules of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedure
West Virginia Amendments to the Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings
www.lexisone.com /legalresearch/legalguide/states/west_virginia.htm   (144 words)

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