Why is West Virginia West Virginia?

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At the time of the American revolution the territory of Virginia (the largest colony and state) included what is now west virginia and part of southern Ohio. When the state of Virginia seceded from the United States to join the Confederacy in 1861, the majority of people in the western part of the state disagreed with that decision, and effectively seceded from Virginia. West Virginia was admitted as a state in the United States on June 20, 1863.
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Where is West Virginia?

\nNorthwest of Virginia, neighbors include Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Why is West Virginia called West Virginia?

The western counties of Virginia had long had differences with the eastern counties. When the Civil War began and Virginia seceded from the Union, the western counties seceded

Which direction is West Virginia from Virginia?

As the name implies, West Virginia was a western part of Virginia,the counties north and west of the Allegheny Mountains. The stateis due north of the "dip" in western Virgini

Why did West Virginia leave Virginia?

As the Civil War approached, Virginia was considered a border state. It had voted three times NOT to secede. After South Carolina fired on Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, Presid

When and why did West Virginia secede from Virginia?

On June 6, 1863, West Virginia separated from Old Virginia in theyear 1863. This was because the West Virginia region of oldVirginia largely supported the North in the war eff

What can you do in west Virginia?

There are many things to do in West Virginia. Whitewater rafting, visiting blackwater falls, exploring caverns such as smoke whole caverns, going to seneca rocks, visiting spr

Is Alexandria Virginia in West Virginia?

No, Alexandria is definitely in Virginia. (NOT West Va.) The fact that it is called "Alexandria, Virginia," not Alexandria, West Virginia," ought to be a clue.
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Why did West Virginia seporate from Virginia?

As thge other people said in the bottom heres it in simp-le words: when there was only one Virginia, west Virginia didnt want slavery so it split from the other part of Virgin
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How did West Virginia split from Virginia?

These events led to the split of West Virginia from Virginia. The Ruffner Pamphlet In the West, most liked the idea of liberty and independence asoutlined by Thomas Jefferso
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How did you get West Virginia?

It basically just depends where you are located. You can enter West Virginia in any direction.