West Virginia is found in the Appalachian mountains, and it is a destination for white water rafting, kayaking, skiing, climbing, golf, mountain biking, hiking, and off-roading. West Virginia is the least populous southeastern state . This state has four marked seasons, which are all about equal in length, and helps to make it a sure to please vacation destination.
West Virginia is known as The Mountain State, and it has more than a hundred different species of butterflies. West Virginia has several species of swallow tails. The state of West Virginia has quite an abundant and far-reaching beauty echoing its moderate topography . The state's average elevation is about 1,500 feet above sea level. Even though this state is relatively north, it is still considered to be the south. West Virginia is crossed by several interstate highways . West Virginia boasts more than 1,000 miles of segmented highways and scenic byways for traveling on. West Virginia is also where the Green Bank Telescope resides at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory . West Virginia isn't only affordable for businesses--its cost of living makes it affordable for workers as well. West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce.
Furthermore, West Virginia is an alcoholic beverage control state . It is the only American state that was formed as a direct result of the American Civil War . This followed shortly after the Wheeler Convention. West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous educational system with a high standard of excellence. West Virginia is one of eleven states with a single appellate court. West Virginia was one of the first states to engage in drilling for oil.The state of West Virginia is known for its coal mining legacy. It is recorded that mining for coal dates back to the early 1800s. West Virginia has an extensive network of railroads, and much of the coal is transported in that way. Although, initially coal was transported mostly by river. The railroad was completed in 1883, and production hit an all time high. This was also the year that it became law for an inspector to declare the mines safe for miners. In addition to mining, logging also played an important role in the history of this state. West Virginia has always been rather rich in natural resources, which helped this state to build its economy.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan