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21: West Virginia

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

After leaving the Appalachian Mountains in western Virginia, I briefly passed through the north-eastern corner of West Virginia, driving through Charles Town (which is not to be confused with the state’s capital Charleston, which is not to be confused with Charleston, South Carolina, which is not to be confused with Charlotte, North Carolina). Charles Town was founded by George Washington’s younger brother Charles.

Charles Town

West Virginia is a very scenic state that I had spent several days driving around a few years ago. For this trip, however, I chose to visit it only briefly, en route to Maryland.

(West Virginia was originally part of Virginia, but broke away to become a separate state during the Civil War.)