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Why was wv named wv?

West Virginia got its name because it succeeded from Virginia and is west of Virginia hence West Virginia.


When West Virginia and Virginia split the 14th colony was called what?

Kanawha was a proposed name for the new state.Vandaliahad been another name of a previous attempt to separate from Virginia. 30 of 44 members of the Wheeling Convention preferred the name West Virginia.


In which derection is West Virginia from Virginia?

It's in the name. West Virginia is (of course) to the west of Virginia.


Is West Virginia relatively south of Virginia?

West Virginia is bordered by Virginia to the southeast.


What was West Virginia's original name?

West Virginia's original name is Augusta.


What state border west of Virginia?

West Virginia is the state that borders Virginia to the west, hence the name.


When did West Virginia get its name?

The name "West Virginia" was decided upon in November of 1861.


What is the difference between West Virginia and Viginia?

They are 2 different states. However, West Virginia is slightly west of Virginia. (hence the name West Virginia)


What two states have another state name in them?

Arkansas - Kansas West Virginia - Virginia


What is the name of the capitol of West Virginia?

The capital of West Virginia is Charleston.


What two states share the last name?

Virginia and West Virginia


Which is farther westvirginiaor West Virgina?

Well, hence the name of the two states, West Virginia is west of Virginia, which makes West Virginia farther west.


The new state was called West Virginia why did they name it West Virginia?

because it's west of Virginia and it was a part of Virginia a long time ago


What is the name of West Virginia's NHL team?

West Virginia has no NHL team...


What is the name of West Virginia Capital?

West Virginia's state capital is Charleston


How did Institute West Virginia get its name?

it was almost named kanawha but the president thought of a better name west Virginia


How the state of West Virginia got its name?

It was named after Virginia which was named after Queen Elizabeth I, because she was called the virgin queen. It was going to be named Kanawha but the Legislature came to their senses.


What is the name of West Virginia's largest city?

Charleston is the largest city in West Virginia.


Which state is farthest west West Virginia or Virginia?

Take a look at a map: parts of Virginia are west of the state of West Virginia. When it was removed from Virginia and made a separate state in the Civil War, West Virginia received that name because it was on the western side of the Appalachians.


What is the largest state name in the US?

west Virginia west Virginia west Virginia west Virginia Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations


What is the name of the West Virginia university team?

The Mountaineers are the names of the teams from West Virginia University.


What number was West Virgina to join the united States?

West Virginia is the 35th U.S. state. It separated from Virginia and got its own statehood in 1863.


What state name starts with the word west in it?

west Virginia


What is the governors name of West Virginia?

Actual West Virginia governor is Earl Ray Tomblin.


Is there anything in West Virginia that begins with the letter x?

Xanthia Way is the name of a street in Weirton, West Virginia. In New Cumberland, West Virginia, there is a street named Xavier Lane.