West Virginia State Capitol

This vintage postcard shows the West Virginia State Capitol on the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia. Originally, West Virginia was part of the state of Virginia. After the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln the area that is now West Virginia status as its own state in recognition of the loyalty to the Union of […]

West Virginia State Park Vintage Postcard

This postcard is dated 1940 and shows Babcock State Park which is located in Fayette County in south central West Virginia. With over 4,000 acres of beautiful wooded countryside and streams, it is a beautiful state resource for people to enjoy which offer visitors a wide range of recreational activities, including hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, […]

History of West Virginia

Originally, the region that is today the state of West Virginia was part of the state of Virginia. The colony of Virginia sent in explorers to these western lands as early as the 1670s. By the early 1700’s counties were being partitioned in the colony and what is today West Virginia was then named Orange […]