West Virginia became the 35th state on June 20, 1863. It is the first of two states that joined the Union during the Civil War. (Nevada is the other)
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern US. It is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. West Virginia is the 10th smallest by area, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
West Virginians Major Industries are mining (coal), livestock, chemical manufacturing, glass products and tourism.
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