e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Silver Bridge disaster Forty-six people were killed on December 15, 1967, when the Silver Bridge collapsed, sending vehicles plummeting into the Ohio River and onto the riverbank.
The Sesquicentennial West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday with a 3-D show and fantastic fireworks display at the Capitol.
See WV: Skiing West Virginia is the only state that lies entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, so it’s not surprising it has some of the best skiing in the East.
USS West Virginia On December 7, 1941, the USS West Virginia suffered massive damage in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The ship was raised from the sea in time to see service in the final year of the war.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WEST VIRGINIA! The release of a beautiful new U. S. postage stamp featuring the work of West Virginia photographer Roger Spencer was just one of the many events that marked our state's big day. Click here for a complete list.
State Parks West Virginia has 36 state parks and resorts, including Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County. The parks offer hiking, biking, camping, and many other activities.
Learning about the Mountain State Find resources related to West Virginia studies in the e-WV Classroom.
This Date in History
December 12, 1861: Milroy skirmished with a Confederate scouting party at Camp Bartow
The December 13, 1861, Battle of Allegheny Mountain in Pocahontas County was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War’s first year. More than a month after an October 3 battle at Camp Bartow (known as the Battle of Greenbrier River), the Confederate army stationed at that point withdrew to winter quarters atop the summit of Allegheny Mountain. Possibly believing the Conf...
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