West Virginia is a state of great natural beauty, but few people realize the violent forces that create the beautiful mountainous landscape which we all love.

To learn more about the formation of the Appalachian mountains, check out the USGS website here.

Are you familiar with how the Appalachians were created? What other interesting facts about the mountains do you know? Feel free to comment below and join the discussion.

Would you like to learn more about West Virginia’s past? Check out these amazing facts about West Virginia before it even became a state.

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