West Virginia is located in the Appalachian region of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. - West Virginia became a state by separating from the Confederate state of Virginia. Admission of West Virginia to the Union occurred during the American Civil War on June 20, 1863 as the 35th state. The West Virginia moto is “Mountaineers are always free” and the State nickname is the “Mountain State.”
Tucker County, WV
Was created in 1856 from a section of then Randolph County, Virginia In 1871 a small section of Barbour Count was transferred over to Tucker Count. Tucker County joined the rest of West Virginia in breaking away from Virginia to remain part of the Union, as result of the Wheeling Convention.
Tucker County was named after Henry St. George Tucker, Sr. Mr. Tucker served as both a judge and a Congressman in Williamsburg Virginia. County seat is Parsons West Virginia. Tucker has 3 State protected areas. The protected areas are Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley State Park and Fairfax Stone State Park. Tucker also has 7 National protected areas.
The national areas are: Big Run Bog, Canaan Valley, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, http://www.fws.gov/cananvalley/
Dolly Sods Wilderness http://www.fs.fed.us./ne/parsons/fefhome.html
Fernow Experimental Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/parsons/fefhome.html
Fisher Spring Run Bog and Monongahela National Forest.
Randolph County, WV
Is West Virginia’s largest county, with over 1040 square miles of land and .3 square miles of water, Randolph started life as Randolph County Virginia and was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in October 186 from Harrison County.
Randolph was named in honor of Edmund Jennings Randolph (1753-1813). Mr. Randolph was the former Attorney – General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, delegate to the Continental Congress (1779-1789), a leading member of the Philadelphia Convention that penned the U.S. Constitution and eventually the aide- de- camp to General George Washington. County seat is Elkins West Virginia.
The towns of Randolph are Beverly, Harman, Huttonsville, mill Creek, Montrose and Coalton. Randolph also boasts 37 unincorporated communities.
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