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State of West Virginia

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Facts about West Virginia

  • The State of West Virginia is the 35th U.S. state.
  • West Virginia received statehood on June 20, 1863.
  • West Virginia's state capital is Charleston.
  • West Virginia's state postal abbreviation is WV.

West Virginia's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Cardinalis cardinalis

  • Official State Flower: Rhododendron
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Rhododendron maximum
  • Year: 1903

  • Official State Motto: Montani Semper Liberi
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: Mountaineers are always free

  • Official State Song: This Is My West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home & West Virginia Hills

  • Official State Tree: Sugar maple
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Acer saccharum
  • Year: 1949

West Virginia's State Government and Public Safety


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