West Virginia: Images of the Mountain State (32 photos)

West Virginia is home to just under 1.8 million residents, ranking 39th in the nation. Charleston, the capital and most populous city, has a population of about 46,500. The state is situated entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range, and its terrain is dominated by rolling hills, mountains, and valleys. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of West Virginia, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.

This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.


The steeple of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church is seen in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Some of the hills in the distance, along the Potomac, belong to both Virginia and Maryland.

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