West Virginia

Which direction is West Virginia from Virginia?

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2017-06-25 23:05:14

As the name implies, West Virginia was a western part of

Virginia, the counties north and west of the Allegheny Mountains.

The state is due north of the "dip" in western Virginia.

In 1861, the Union-supporting factions in these counties

established their own government, and became a state in 1863.

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