The Appalachian Mountain state of West Virginia comprises what were formerly the northwestern counties of Virginia. When Virginia seceded from the Union prior to the US Civil War, these poorer and largely anti-slavery areas seceded from Virginia and were admitted as the 35th state in 1863.
Mining of coal, natural gas, and minerals is the largest sector of the economy, coupled with heavy manufacturing and agriculture and forestry. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
Please submit only sites about West Virginia to this category.
Includes sites for West Virginia artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, and organizations.
This category is for companies and business groups with locations in several metro areas of this state, as well as links to similar sites at other geographic levels. This category is generally broken down into sub-categories.
Most sites should be submitted to a locality. See the list of localities under the name of this state. However, some business listings may be accepted at the state level under certain conditions:
- Businesses with multiple offices or locations spanning several metro areas.
- Business clubs or associations drawing members from the entire state.
Depending on the type of company, some sites should instead be submitted to Arts and Entertainment, Travel and Tourism, or a Business and Economy sub-category. Compare existing listings for best results.
Tips for Faster Acceptance:
- Site title should match the name of the business of organization or entity.
- Description should be factual, avoiding promotional language and Unnecessary Capitalization.
Includes West Virginia educational institutions, programs and opportunities as well as other West Virginia educational resources.
For sites pertaining to all or most of the state, especially those on a variety of topics.
Topic-specific guides and directories more properly belong under an appropriate specific topic, for example, Arts_and_Entertainment or Business_and_Economy.
Includes health and medical resources specific to West Virginia.
Includes links to maps, photograph sites, live web cams, and satellite imagery of West Virginia.
Features news and media sites specific to West Virginia, including magazines, newspapers, radio, and television.
Contains all hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities specific to West Virginia, including local recreation organizations.
Includes information about West Virginia's natural environment as well as scientific activities specific to the state.
Includes sites that reflect the make up of West Virginia's community: its people, history, resources and institutions that serve the people of the state.
Submissions to this category should focus on the communities of West Virginia.
If your site is not statewide in focus, please submit to the appropriate region, county, or locality category.
If your site focuses on a specific community, please submit to the appropriate category for that community.
Includes West Virginia transportation resources for those traveling to and from, and within the state.
This category is for sites which are state-wide in scope that provide information which would be relevant to queries concerning West Virginia's tourism and travel resources, including travel guides, travel services, accommodations and attractions.
Submit sites that contain content useful and relevant to people searching for information on West Virginia travel and tourism topics. Sites at this level should be state-wide in scope.
Sites specific to West Virginia counties or localities should be submitted to those categories. Since there are as yet no regional categories for West Virginia, sites that encompass more than one county may be submitted here at the state level.
Includes all weather-related sites for West Virginia.
Individual city weather information should be submitted to the proper locality.