The Mountain State is pretty small, but we do have some really amazing people born here. Here are twenty famous people from West Virginia (we bet you didn’t know that these people were born here!):


Did you have any idea how many people are from the Mountain State, and there are many more! We love that the state has produced so many amazing actors, actresses, singers, and awesome couches! What other famous people from West Virginia can you name? Who is your favorite famous West Virginian? Please let us know in the comments.

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Where are the safest places to live in West Virginia?

Luckily, the Mountain State has many safe places to live. Our list of the 10 safest cities to live in West Virginia, as reported by Safewise, includes Oak Hill, Weston, Ranson, Morgantown, New Martinsville, Weirton, Charles Town, Moundsville, and St. Albans.

What are the best places to live in West Virginia?

Monongalia County is considered one of the best areas of West Virginia to live in. The beautiful Monongahela River winds its way through the county and there are plenty of natural spots like Coopers Rock State Forest to explore. It's a fantastic county to raise a family with good schools, low crime rates, and plenty of small towns to choose from. 

What are the most dangerous places in West Virginia?

According to FBI statistics, Beckley, Charleston, Dunbar, Moorefield, South Charleston, and Wheeling are a few of the most dangerous places in the state. You can check out the full list in this article.

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