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Find a Grave - West Virginia ___Brief biographies of 212 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=52

History of West Virginia __ "West Virginia was the only American state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War (1861-1865). It was originally part of the British Virginia Colony (1607-1776) and the western part of the state of Virginia (1776-1863), whose population became sharply divided over the issue of secession from the Union and in the separation from Virginia, formalized by admittance to the Union as a new state in 1863." An encyclopedic article about the history of West Virginia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_West_Virginia

History of West Virginia __ Multipage article including timelines and more. - illustrated - From howstuffworks.com - http://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/history-of-west-virginia.htm



State of West Virginia History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. Historic West Virginia - Text only - From SouthEastern Genealogy - http://www.segenealogy.com/westvirginia/wv_state/history.htm

A Timeline of African Americans in West Virginia __ List of important dates and events for African Americans in West Virginia. - From wvculture.org - http://www.wvculture.org/hiSTory/timeline.html  

The US50 - A Guide to the State of West Virginia ___A general overview of the history of West Virginia and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/westvirginia/history.php

West Virginia ___A good overview of the history of West Virginia, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108289.html 
 
West Virginia Admitted as the 35th State in the Union ___""Mountaineers Are Always Free" is the motto of this state. Read why here. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/civil/jb_civil_wv_1.html

 

West Virginia Archives and History __ "Offers detailed information on the state's history, outlines the documents available in the State Archives, and provides assistance in conducting ..."  You will find a lot of historic information here. - illustrated - From wvculture.org - http://www.wvculture.org/HiStory/archivesindex.aspx

West Virginia County Histories __ West Virginia county by county histories. - From wvu.edu - http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/history.html 

West Virginia Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about West Virginia's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wv/wv.html

West Virginia Historical Photographs Collection Home __ Hundreds of historical photos from West Virginia - illustrated - From wvhistoryonview.org - http://wvhistoryonview.org/  

West Virginia: History ___Topics include Lord Dunmore's War, the creation of West Virginia, the Hatfield-McCoy feud and the labor movement. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0861927.html

West Virginia History __ Click on an area on the map to view regional and county histories. - From wvexplorer.com - http://www.wvexplorer.com/history/

West Virginia History and Genealogy __ Resources for West Virginia genealogy and history.  Some resources take you offsite. - From westvirginiagenealogy.com - http://www.westvirginiagenealogy.com/

West Virginia History Timeline __ Annotated timeline of West Virginia history - From history-timelines.org.uk - http://www.history-timelines.org.uk/american-timelines/48-west-virginia-history-timeline.htm

West Virginia Jewish History __ A Website Devoted Jewish History, Jewish Genealogy and Jewish Life in West Virginia. - From westvirginiajewishhistory.com - http://www.westvirginiajewishhistory.com/

West Virginia State Flag __ History and image of West Virginia State Flag - illustrated - From 50states.com - http://www.50states.com/flag/wvflag.htm

West Virginia State History __ General overview of West virginia history along with several links to related topics. - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/wv/history/ 

A West Virginia Timeline __ List of famous dates and events in West Virginia history. - From  Jeff Miller - http://jeff560.tripod.com/wv-hist.html

West Virginia, Timeline of State History __ A chronological timeline of important events and dates in the history of West Virginia. - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/wv/timeline/ 
 

 

 

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