5 Things Everyone Gets Completely Wrong About West Virginia

Generalizations are often made about the more rural states. West Virginians are definitely no strangers to being portrayed stereotypically. Since the Mountain State’s inception, West Virginians have often been portrayed as backwoods, toothless hillbillies. Even today, these misrepresentations of West Virginians are still a part of both local and national subconsciousness.

Here is a look at the 5 worst stereotypes about West Virginia that need put to rest for good.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

These stereotypes are just silly when you really think about them. People from West Virginia are just like everybody else…but maybe with an extra helping of awesome thrown in.