Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
f. It is actually the golden delicious apple, which became official in 1995.
Monarch. The monarch became the official state butterfly in 1995.
Honeybee. The honeybee didn't become the official state insect until 2002!
55. There are also two U.S. senators and three U.S. representatives in Congress. The State Legislature has 34 senators and 100 representatives.
41. Its total area is 24,231 square miles, making it 41st in size among the states.
1863. It was admitted on June 20, 1863, becoming the 35th state.
Spruce Knob. Spruce Knob is in Pendleton County and is 4,863 feet.
"The West Virginia Hills". Words by Ellen King, music by H.E. Engle.
t. It was named after England's "Virgin Queen".
Yes. They are gold and blue, adopted by the Legislature in 1963.
Black Bear. The black bear was officially adopted by the Legislature in 1973.
Sugar Maple. Maple trees have lobed leaves growing in pairs, and are easily distinguished from other trees. They also have distinctive fruits calls samaras, which are winged, paired seeds that spin like helicopters.
Rhododendron. Some species of rhododendron (actually part of a shrub) are evergreen, and conserve moisture and warmth in winter by rolling their leaves lengthwise as temperatures drop.
Cardinal. The cardinal's bright coloring and readiness to come to feeders have made it a favorite among birdwatchers.
Charleston. Fort Lee was built along the Kanawha River in 1788. By 1794, Charles Town, later called Charleston, had grown up around the fort.
June. West Virginia was proclaimed as a state on June 20, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln. West Virginia is the only state to have achieved its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.
Organ Cave. Organ Cave is the largest cave in West Virginia. It was named Organ Cave because it resembles a huge church organ. This National Historic Landmark is open to the public for tours and was visited by Thomas Jefferson in 1791.
Shepherdstown. Shepherdstown was established in 1730 by German settlers. It is located in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.
1500 ft.. West Virginia's is the highest mean elevation east of the Mississippi River.
Wheeling. Wheeling became the first capital in 1863, but the capital was moved by the state legislature to Charleston on April 1, 1870.
McDowell. McDowell County is the most southern county in West Virginia. It is home to the famous author and NASA scientist Homer Hickman. His best-selling novel became the movie "October Sky". It's a true story about his early life in the McDowell County town of Coalwood, West Virginia.
Kanawha. The Kanawha River is a tributary of the Ohio River, and is the longest waterway in West Virginia. It is joined in Charleston by the Elk River.
5. West Virginia is bordered by Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to the north and by Virginia to the south and east. It is also bordered by Kentucky to the west.