Best West Virginia Places to Picnic
Welcome to West
1861, Virginians in the northwestern part of the state defied
Virginia's secession from the United States.
The region chose to
remain in the Union and form a new state. West Virginia was admitted
into the Union in 1863, after conditions requiring the gradual
emancipation of slaves had been met.
The state motto is "Mountaineers are always
free," and West Virginia lives up to its nickname of the "Mountain
State." With an average altitude of 1,500 feet above sea level, it's
the highest of any state east of the Mississippi River.
For a long time, West Virginia was a leading
producer of coal in North America, but many people left to pursue
better employment opportunities. That trend has turned around, and
now the state's economy is in a more stable condition. The capital
is Charleston, and the state flower is the big rhododendron.
Delicious Recipe Ideas
Sample of Picnic Recipe Ideas
See all the
West Virginia Picnic Places
* This section is being built and updated daily. Check back
and Thank You.
Did You Know?
Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of
the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky
to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the
northeast and Maryland to the east with the capital and largest city
Know? - West Virginia Facts...