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Science In Your Backyard: West Virginia

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Water Science Center
    11 Dunbar St.
    Charleston, WV 25301
    Telephone: (304) 347-5130
    Fax: (304) 347-5133
    Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Leetown Science Center

    11649 Leetown Road
    Kearneysville, WV 25430
    Phone: (304) 724-4400
    Fax: (304) 724-4410

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: KY, TN, WV, Appalachian Region)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Kentucky Mapping Partnership Office
    9818 Bluegrass Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40299
    Phone: (304) 347-5130 x237

  • USGS West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Division of Forestry - College of Agriculture and Forestry

    P. O. Box 6125
    313 Percival Hall
    West Virginia University
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
    Phone: 304-293-3794 x 2430
    Fax: 304-293-4826

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West Virginia State Facts

Image of West Virginia with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Charleston(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 24,078 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 1,852,994
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Spruce Knob at 4,863 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pendleton
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Potomac River at 240 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Jefferson
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Braxton County approx. 4 miles east of Sutton
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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