State AbbreviationWV
StatehoodJune 20, 1863
State CapitalCharleston
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 24,230 sq miles; Land Only: 24,078 sq miles
Number of Counties55
State Population (2010)1,852,994
Electoral Votes5
State Quarter Issue Date14-Oct-05
State MottoMontani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)
State FlowerRhododendron
State BirdCardinal
NicknameMountain State
Area Codes304, 681
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Charleston (51,400)
Huntington (49,138)
Parkersburg (31,492)
Morgantown (29,660)
Wheeling (28,486)
Major Sports TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Hazelton
Federal Correctional InstitutionFederal Correctional Institution, Beckley
Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer
Federal Correctional Institution, McDowell
Federal Correctional Institution, Morgantown
State PrisonsAnthony Correctional CenterWhite Sulphur SpringsGreenbrier County
Beckley Correctional CenterBeckleyRaleigh County
Charleston Work Release CenterCharlestonKanawha County
Denmar Correctional CenterDenmarPocahontas County
Huntington Work Release CenterHuntingtonCabell County
Huttonsville Correctional CenterHuttonsvilleRandolph County
Lakin Correctional CenterLakinMason County
Martinsburg Correctional CenterMartinsburgBerkeley County
Mount Olive Correctional ComplexMount OliveFayette County
Northern Correctional FacilityMoundsvilleMarshall County
Ohio County Correctional CenterWheelingOhio County
Parkersburg Correctional CenterParkersburgWood County
Pruntytown Correctional CenterGraftonTaylor County
Saint Marys Correctional CenterSaint MarysPleasants County
Salem Correctional CenterSalemHarrison County

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