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West Virginia


  • [At the Constitutional Convention, which met in Wheeling from November 1861-February 1862, delegates selected (in the end, 50) counties for inclusion in the new state of West Virginia. The Restored Government, considered the legal government of Virginia, granted permission to itself on May 13, 1862, to form the state of West Virginia; on June 20, 1863 the state of West Virginia was admitted to the United States as the 35th state.]
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    • us: W. Va
    • us: WV
    • us: West Va
    • us: W.V. (West Virginia)
    • us: W. Virg
    • us: State of West Virginia
    • us: Wes-Virginië
    • us: Wescht Virginia
    • us: Virchinia Occidental
    • us: Estato de Virchinia Occidental
    • us: Virginia du Ponant
    • us: Virxinia Occidental
    • us: Kuarahyresẽ Virginia
    • us: Qärbi Virciniya
    • us: Штат Заходняя Вірджынія
    • us: Shtat Zakhodni︠a︡i︠a︡ Virdz︠h︡ynii︠a︡
    • us: Заходняя Вірджынія
    • us: Zakhodni︠a︡i︠a︡ Virdz︠h︡ynii︠a︡
    • us: Западна Вирджиния
    • us: Zapadna Virdzhinii︠a︡
    • us: Щат Западна Вирджиния
    • us: Shtat Zapadna Virdzhinii︠a︡
    • us: Zapadna Virginia
    • us: Virginia ar C'hornaoueg
    • us: Virgínia de l'Oest
    • us: Virgínia Occidental
    • us: Анăç Вирджини
    • us: Anăś Virdzhini
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      • found: West Virginia Div. of Culture and History website, viewed Apr. 26, 2010:WV Archives & History, WV Statehood page (2nd Wheeling Convention met June 11-25, 1861 where delegates formed the Restored, or Reorganized, Government of Virginia; President Lincoln recognized the Restored Government as the legitimate government of Virginia; at the Constitutional Convention, which met in Wheeling from Nov. 1861-Feb. 1862, delegates selected (in the end, 50) counties for inclusion in the new state of West Virginia; the Restored Government ... considered the legal government of Virginia ... granted permission to itself on May 13, 1862, to form the state of West Virginia; on June 20, the state of WV was officially created)
      • found: Champion map of Huntington, W. Va., c1983.
      • found: Morgantown, WV and Kingwood, WV, 1996.
      • found: Map of the battle field of Carnifex Ferry, Gauley River, West Va., Sept. 10th 1861, 1876.
      • found: List of U.S. state abbreviations, via Wikipedia, May 13, 2012(West Virginia: WV (USPS), W. Va. (Old GPO), W.Va. (AP), W.V. or W. Virg. (Other))
      • found: Wikipedia, May 13, 2012(West Virginia; State of West Virginia) Afrikaans page (Wes-Virginië) Alemannic page (Wescht Virginia) Aragonese page (Virchinia Occidental; Estato de Virchinia Occidental) Franco-Provençal/Arpitan page (Virginia du Ponant) Asturian page (Virxinia Occidental) Guarani page (Kuarahyresẽ Virginia) Azerbaijani page (Qärbi Virciniya [in rom.]) Belarusian page (Штат Заходняя Вірджынія = Shtat Zakhodni︠a︡i︠a︡ Virdz︠h︡ynii︠a︡; Заходняя Вірджынія = Zakhodni︠a︡i︠a︡ Virdz︠h︡ynii︠a︡) Bulgarian page (Западна Вирджиния = Zapadna Virdzhinii︠a︡; Щат Западна Вирджиния = Shtat Zapadna Virdzhinii︠a︡) Bosnian page (Zapadna Virginia) Breton page (Virginia ar C'hornaoueg) Catalan page (Virgínia de l'Oest, or Virgínia Occidental) Chuvash page (Анăç Вирджини = Anăś Virdzhini)
      • found: 50States.com website, viewed Jan. 31, 2013(West Virginia admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863 as 35th state)
      • notfound: A hornbook of Virginia history, 1983: p. 121 (at start of Civil War in 1861, 50 of Virginia's western counties voted to remain in Union, becoming state of West Virginia in 1863)
    • General Notes

      • [At the Constitutional Convention, which met in Wheeling from November 1861-February 1862, delegates selected (in the end, 50) counties for inclusion in the new state of West Virginia. The Restored Government, considered the legal government of Virginia, granted permission to itself on May 13, 1862, to form the state of West Virginia; on June 20, 1863 the state of West Virginia was admitted to the United States as the 35th state.]
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      • [AACR 1 form: West Virginia]
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      • 1979-07-25: new
      • 2013-02-02: revised
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