Facts about Richwood
True Facts - RICHWOOD, WV
ZIP Code: 26261
City: RICHWOOD, WV
State: WEST VIRGINIA
State Code: WV
Time Zone: EASTERN
Richwood, WV (Home of Richwooders)
Facts about Nicholas County
- The Summersville Dam, second-largest earthern dam east of the Mississippi River.
- Year 2005: Nicholas County, Population, 26,464
- Year 2000: Nicholas County, Population, 26,562
- Year 1990: Nicholas County, Population, 26,775
- Population 65 years old and over, 3,974
- Year 2000: Persons under 18 years old, 6,188
- 1997 Births, 257
- 1997 Deaths, 268
- The Average annual precipitation, 42.53"
Facts about West Virginia
West Virginia - nestled in the Appalachian Mountains
is the only state that lies completely within the Mountains and valleys of the Appalachian region.
West Virginia Mountaineers Congratulations
West Virginia Mountaineers wins the 2006 Sugar Bowl Championship .
West Virginia Mountaineers beat the University of Georgia Bulldogs 38 to 35 to win the 2006 Sugar Bowl Championship.
West Virginia ( Mountain State )West Virginia was proclaimed a state in June 20th. 1863.
"West Virginia Day" became a legal holiday in 1927.
State Electoral College Votes FiveLand Area: 24,078 sq. miles
Abbreviation Postal code: (W.Va. and WV: )Lowest Point: Potomac River 240 feet (Jefferson County).
Highest Point: Spruce Knob, 4,861 ft. (Pendleton County).
State Nickname: ( Mountain State )
Capital City: ( Charleston )
Largest City: ( Charleston ) with 32 square miles.
State Motto: Montani Semper Liberi
(Mountaineers Are Always Free).
State Soil: Monongahela Silt Loam
The official soil adopted by concurrent
resolution in 1997.
State Gem: Mississippian Fossil Coral,
The Mississippian Fossil Coral, Lithostrotionella, was designated West Virginia’s official state gem in 1990 and is found in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties of West Virginia.
State Colors: The two color Old Gold and Blue
State Flag: The flag of West Virginia consists of the State's coat of arms on a pure white field with a dark blue border.
West Virginia State
West Virginia State
Official state insect: The Honeybee (Apis Mellifera) became West Virginia’s official state insect in 2002.
State Flower: RhododendronRhododendron (Rhododendron Maximum)West Virginia official state flower.
Wild Rhododendron - Spring Blossoms Picture
State Butterfly:West Virginia official state Butterfly. The monarch needs no camouflage because it takes in toxins from the milkweed and is poisonous to predators.
Brook Trout(Salvelinus fontinalis) The Brook Trout, a native trout of West Virginia found in many small, cold, West Virginia streams and sometime called speckled trout.
The Sugar Maple,
West Virginia State Tree,
is one of the largest and more important of the hardwoods.
Monongahela National Forest - Fall Colors
State Fruit: Golden Delicious Apple.
West Virginia, is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland on the North, Virginia (East and South), and Kentucky and Ohio on the West.
West Virginia Map