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No it is in Appalachia. It is only called "West" because it was originally the western part (more precisely the north western part) of the state of Virginia. It first became a state during the Civil War, because it refused to secede from the Union when the rest of Virginia did.


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The western part of Virginia, which broke away and became the State of West Virginia. Some of the slaveholding "border states" stayed with the Union, and kept their slaves until the war was over.


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Which direction is West Virginia from Virginia?

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What state was split in into West Virginia because of the US Civil War?

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What state became the western state in the distribution of slave vs free states during the civil war?

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What is the date that Virginia became a state?

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How was West Virginia devloped?

Western Virginia was very different from Virginia they were against slavery ,on October 16, john brown led araid at Harper ferry and some followers captured the united states arsenal, Harper ferry is were they make guns an stored them .Brown planned on giving these guns to the slaves in Virginia and Maryland so the slaves will have freedom. so Virginia had no slaves and Virginia was mad and Virginia and Western was spited up and it became west Virginia and was 35th state.:)


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Who found west Virginia and how did it become a state?

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Was the Virginian colony a free state or a slave state?

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Which part of Virginia sided with the union and became its own in 1863?

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