Are you ready to learn about West Virginia?
Have you ever been to West Virginia? Maybe you already live
there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about West Virginia
right here; just keep on reading. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts
about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to
share some of those cool facts with you! Each and every Thursday, I will be
posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The
states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts
about Washington state. This week we are posting cool facts about West
Virginia. The countdown is on, only two (2) more states to blog about! That
means there is just two more weeks to go… Yippie!!!
Did you know that West Virginia was the thirty-fifth (35th)
state to join the union? Yep, that is right! West Virginia officially joined
the union on June 20,1863. West Virginia is located in the Eastern region of
the United States. West Virginia shares a border with five (5) states: Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. West Virginia is the forty-first
(41st) largest state in the United States. That means West Virginia
is one of the smaller sized states in the United States of America. There are
about 1,775,155 people that live in the state of West Virginia.
Did you know that the population of the United States is
estimated to be about 334,389,159 people? (At the time of this writing)
West Virginia famous person alert:
Did you know Mary Lou Retton was born in Fairmont, West
Virginia? Mary Lou Retton is a famous gymnast. She competed in the
Olympics. She won several medals on of which was a gold medal. To learn more
about Mary Lou Retton: CLICK HERE
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Comment with a fact about the state you reside in?
Quick Facts about West Virginia:
1. A few things West Virginia is known for are: the
beautiful mountains, coal mining, and of course biscuits and gravy. West
Virginia has a few state nicknames, and they are: the Mountain State and the Panhandle
State. The West Virginia state motto is “Montani semper liberi” is a Latin word
that means, “Mountaineers are always free”. The abbreviation for West Virginia
2. The capital of West Virginia is Charleston. Charleston officially
became the capital of West Virginia in 1875. Charleston has an estimated population
of about 48,860 people.
3. The West Virginia state bird is the American Goldfinch. The American Goldfinch was officially chosen as the state bird for West Virginia on March 7, 1949. The male American Goldfinches are a bright beautiful yellow bird. They have black on their forehead and wings. They have some white on their tails and wings. You can look at pictures of and read more about the American Goldfinch here: CLICK HERE
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4. West Virginia’s official state flower is the rhododendron.
The rhododendron is a perennial evergreen shrub/bush that can be found growing in
various places throughout the state of West Virginia. The rhododendron is a
beautiful pink colored flower that blooms on the evergreen shrub/bush!! The
flowers start blooming in the months of April and May. It became the official
state flower in 1903.
5. The current state flag of West Virginia was officially
adopted on (abt.) March 7, 1929. West Virginia’s state flag has a white
background with a blue border. West Virginia’s state seal appears on the center
of the flag.
6. Some crops that are grown in West Virginia are: apples, blackberries,
cantaloupe, corn, potatoes, soy beans, and wheat.
7. Some awesome places to visit while in West Virginia are:
Harpers Ferry, Hawks Nest State Park, and the Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
8. Some animals that live in West Virginia are: bats,
beavers, copperhead snakes, porcupines, skunks, and white-tailed deer.
9. West Virginia can get very hot and very cold depending
on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in West Virginia was
112 degrees Fahrenheit in Moorefield, West Virginia on August 4, 1930. The
coldest temperature ever recorded in West Virginia was -37 degrees (negative 37
degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Lewisburg, West Virginia on December 30, 1917.
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Get your free printable West Virginia worksheet here:
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Books about West Virginia:
1. Goodnight Mountaineers by Samantha Hawthorne
2. Kids' West Virginia Activity Book by Erin Turner
3. Santa Is Coming to West Virginia by Steve Smallman
4. Love Is All Around West Virginia by Wendi Silvano
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reading them to your child/children.
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some quick facts by reading my blog post!! If you find a mistake, please let me
know. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to
acquire it." — Albert Einstein
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Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his
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They have so much fun; the day is over in a flash!
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its
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Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look
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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO
Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven
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Santa's Rainbow Reindeer
Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's
Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your
children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all
tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.
Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your
help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his
missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will
help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.
Here's to you Grandpa! Take Me Home, Country Roads. We love and miss you so much! I know you are soaring high above Wild Wonderful West Virginia!