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Why isn't there a East Virginia?

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February 28, 2011 1:05AM

Virginia used to be what is now West Virginia AND Virginia. On June 20, 1863, West Virginia joined the Union, leaving Virginia as a confederate state. There is no East Virginia because it has always been called just "Virginia." It's likely that there will never be an East Virginia unless the Eastern portion of Virginia becomes its own state. Then there would be a West Virginia, Virginia, and East Virginia.