Most People Have No Idea That West Virginia As We Know It Almost Didn’t Exist

Those of us in West Virginia know all about how the state got its start during the Civil War, but not many people know that it almost became a slightly different state, many years earlier.

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:

For more interesting history of West Virginia, check out these 8 things that most peope don’t know originated in West Virginia.