West Virginia State Facts and History

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West Virginia Quick Facts

State Symbol of West Virginia

State AnimalBlack bear
State BirdCardinal
State ButterflyMonarch butterfly
State ColorsOld gold and blue
State FishBrook trout
State FlowerRhododendron
State FruitGolden delicious apple
State GemSilicified Mississippian fossil coral
State InsectHoneybee
State MottoMontani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)
State NicknameMountain State
State RockCoal
State SoilMonongahela silt loam
State Song“West Virginia My Home Sweet Home”, “The West Virginia Hills”, “This is My West Virginia”
State TreeSugar maple

College & Universities

Academy of Careers and TechnologyScott College of Cosmetology
Alderson Broaddus CollegeShepherd University
Appalachian Bible CollegeSouth Branch Career and Technical Center
B M Spurr School of Practical NursingSouthern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Beckley Beauty AcademyUnited Technical Center
Ben Franklin Career CenterUniversity of Charleston
Bethany CollegeValley Beauty School
Blue Ridge Community and Technical CollegeValley College-Beckley
Bluefield State CollegeValley College-Martinsburg
Bridgemont Community and Technical CollegeValley College-Princeton
Cabell County Career Technology CenterWest Liberty University
Carver Career CenterWest Virginia Business College-Wheeling
Charleston School of Beauty CultureWest Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport
Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage TherapyWest Virginia Junior College-Charleston
Concord UniversityWest Virginia Junior College-Morgantown
Davis & Elkins CollegeWest Virginia Northern Community College
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical CollegeWest Virginia Rehabilitation Center
Everest Institute-Cross LanesWest Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Fairmont State UniversityWest Virginia State University
Fayette Institute of TechnologyWest Virginia University
Fred W Eberle Technical CenterWest Virginia University at Parkersburg
Garnet Career CenterWest Virginia University Hospital Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Glenville State CollegeWest Virginia University Hospital Departments of Rad Tech and Nutrition
HRDE-Stanley Technical Institute – HintonWest Virginia University Institute of Technology
HRDE-Stanley Technical Institute-ClarksburgWest Virginia Wesleyan College
Hrde-stanley Technical Institute-morgantownWheeling Jesuit University
HRDE-Stanley Technical Institute-ParkersburgWood County School of Practical Nursing
Human Resource Development and Employment IncMountain State College
Huntington Junior CollegeMountain State University
Huntington School of Beauty Culture-Main CampusMountaineer Beauty College
International Beauty School 4Mountwest Community and Technical College
James Rumsey Technical InstituteNew River Community and Technical College
John D Rockefeller IV Career CenterOhio Valley University
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical CollegeOpportunities Industrialization Center-North Central West Virginia
Marion County Adult and Community EducationPierpont Community and Technical College
Marshall UniversityPotomac State College of West Virginia University
Mercer County Technical Education CenterPutnam Career and Technical Center
Meredith Manor International Equestrian CenterRalph R Willis Career and Technical Center
Mineral County Vocational Technical CenterRoane-Jackson Technical Center
Monongalia County Technical Education CenterSalem International University
Morgantown Beauty College Inc

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Snowshoe Mountain
  2. Harpers Ferry
  3. The Greenbrier
  4. New River Gorge Bridge
  5. Camden Park
  6. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
  7. Charleston Civic Center
  8. Canaan Valley
  9. Big Sandy Superstore Arena
  10. Clay Center
  11. Summersville Lake
  12. Seneca Rocks
  13. Wheeling Island
  14. Blackwater Falls State Park
  15. Monongahela National Forest
  16. Cacapon State Park

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
George Brettbaseball player;
Pearl S. Buckauthor;
John Corbettactor;
Phyllis Curtinsoprano;
Joanne Druactress;
Thomas “Stonewall” JacksonConfederate general;
John S. Knightpublisher;
Don Knottsactor;
Whitney D. Morrowbanker and diplomat;
John Forbes Nashmathematician;
Mary Lou Rettongymnast;
Walter Reutherlabor leader;
Eleanor Stebersoprano;
Lewis L. Straussnaval officer and scientist;
Cyrus Vancegovernment official;
Jerry Westbasketball player;
William Lyne Wilsonlegislator
Chuck Yeager testpilot and Air Force general.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. John Corbett
  2. Elizabeth McLaughlin
  3. Ashlie Rhey

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