I am proud to say I live in the most famous state Of the USA! :) West Virginia has the most Graveyards than any-other state! West Virginia was the first place of the legendary Mothman, reportedly seen in the Charleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia from November 12th, 1966, to December 1967. West Virginia is the most Haunted State in the USA. The best known State for Mountain climbing, White water rafting, Skiing, Victorian buildings.
Famous people from the mountain state:
Charlie Barnett (1954 - 1996) Was an American actor and comedian. Born in Bluefield, WV
George Brett (1953 - ) Former major league baseball player with the Kansas City Royals. Born in Glen Dale, WV.
Pearl Buck (1862 - 1973) Author best known for her novel The Good Earth. Born in Hillsboro, WV.
Jean Carson (1923 - 2005) Was an American actress best known for her work on the classic 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. Born in Charleston, WV.
John Joseph Corbett, Jr. (1961 - ) Is an American actor and country music singer. Born in Wheeling, WV.
Joyce Anne DeWitt (1949 - ) Is an American actress most famous for her role as Janet Wood on the television situation comedy Three's Company. Born in Wheeling, WV.
James Cecil Dickens (1920 - ) Better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, is an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" and his rhinestone-studded outfits. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 60 years and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Born in Bolt, WV.
Paul Dooley (1928 - ) Is an American actor. Born in Parkersbur, WV.
Bradford Claude Dourif (1950 - ) Is an American film and television actor who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbitt in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and has since appeared an a number of memorable roles, including the voice of Chucky in the Child's Play franchise, GrÃma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings, the Betazoid Lon Suder in the TV series Star Trek: Voyager, and Doc Cochran in the HBO television series Deadwood. Born in Huntington, WV.
Conchata Galen Ferrell (1943 - ) Is an American actress, most recently known for her role as Berta the housekeeper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which she received a 2005 and a 2007 Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She was previously nominated in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Susan Bloom on L.A. Law. Born in Charleston, WV.
Joshua Denver Harto (1979 - ) Is an American actor who has guest starred in a number of notable television series, including American Dreams, CarnivÃ le, Crossing Jordan, JAG, Strangers with Candy, The Practice, Cold Case and more. He has also had brief recurring roles in the Nickelodeon series The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo and as Ben Sturky on the Disney Channel Original Series That's So Raven. He has a small role in the Batman film, The Dark Knight, as well as the Marvel film Iron Man. He has recently appeared in the 2010 film Unthinkable. Born in Huntington, WV.
Broderick Steven Harvey (1957 - ) Is an American actor, comedian, entertainer, and radio personality. Born in Welch, WV.
Thomas Stonewall Jackson (1824 - 1863) Confederate general during the American Civil War; Known for his Valley Campaign. Born in Clarksburg, WV.
Don Knotts (1924 - 2006) Actor best known for appearances in movies like The Incredible Mr. Limpet and The Apple Dumpling Gang and the television series The Andy Griffith Show. Born in Morgantown, WV.
Kathy Mattea (1959 - ) Country music singer who often brings celtic sounds to her music. Born in South Charleston, WV.
Charles "Charlie" Ray McCoy (2000 - ) Is an American musician noted for his harmonica playing. Born in Oak Hills, WV.
Mary Lou Retton (1968 - ) Olympic gold medallist of gymnastics; First female in the United States to win the Olympic all-around title. Born in Fairmont, WV.
Walter Reuther (1907 - 1970) One of the most influential labor leaders of the 20th Century; Was alongside Martin Luther King Jr. when he gave his "I have a Dream" speech. Born in Wheeling, WV.
Harold Tucker Webster (1885 - 1953) Cartoonist and creator of Caspar Milquetoast. Born in Parkersburg, WV.
Jerry West (1938 - ) Basketball Hall of Famer that played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Born in Chelyan, WV.
Chuck Yeager (1923 - ) First pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound. Born in Lincoln County, WV.
Steve Yeager (1948 - ) Baseball player who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners; Once hit 2 grand slams in one High School baseball contest. Born in Huntington, WV.
Famous legends of West Virginia:
THE CORNSTALK CURSE: Native American, born into what is now called Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the land around the Ohio River area. Born “Keigh-tugh-gua”, which translates to mean “Cornstalk”, was a well respected Shawnee leader chieftain. Who's dieing words cursed the soils of the land he had tried to protect.
The Mothman is a cryptid reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from November 12, 1966, to December 1967. Most observers describe the Mothman as a man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large wings. The creature was sometimes reported as having no head, with its eyes set into its chest.
A number of hypotheses have been presented to explain eyewitness accounts, ranging from misidentification and coincidence, to paranormal phenomena and conspiracy theories.
John Henry is an American folk hero, notable for having raced against a steam powered hammer and won, only to die in victory with his hammer in his hand. He has been the subject of numerous songs, stories, plays, and novels. He had a 20 pound (9 kg) hammer that he thought was light. He was 6 feet (1.83 m) tall, and weighed about 200 pounds (91 kg). In Talcott, West Virginia. A statue and memorial plaque have been placed along a highway south of Talcott as it crosses over the tunnel in which the competition may have taken place.
Hatfield–McCoy feud: (1878–1891) involved two warring families of the West Virginia–Kentucky backcountry along the Tug Fork, off the Big Sandy River. Those involved in the feud descended from Ephraim Hatfield (born c. 1765) and William McCoy (born c. 1750). The event has entered American folklore as a metaphor for bitterly feuding rival parties in general.
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