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West Virginia is an eastern U.S. state in the tree-covered Appalachian Mountains. The town of Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River, is the site of a famous Civil War–era raid. Surrounded by a national historical park, the town looks as it did in the 19th century, with many of the buildings open to the public as living-history museums.

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West Virginia State.
Population: 1,831,102.
State Capital: Charleston.
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West Virginia state was admitted to the union in 1863 as the 35th state. A relatively small state, West Virginia shares a border with Pennsylvania to the north, Virginia, and Maryland to the east, Ohio to the northwest and Kentucky to the south west. The state capital of West Virginia is Charleston.

West Virginia has a nickname - the Mountain State. With an average land elevation of 1500 feet above sea level, West Virginia is the highest of any US states located on the east side of the Mississippi River. This is a region tied socially and economically to the mountains and rivers that enclose it on many side. Originally West Virginia was the northwestern part of Virginia, however the inhabitants refused the state's secession convention in 1861 and chosed to remain within the union. After 2 years, this area became a new state and its citizens chose their destiny in line with their long standing tradition of “Montani semperliberi” (“Mountaineers are always free”).

Compared to the national economic development, West virginia is relatively undeveloped in personal incomes and overall economic development. For several decades, the rich coal resources have propelled West Virginia as a leading producer of bituminous coal in North America. After World War 2, large numbers of West Virginia left for ther places offering better employment opportunities. In the 1970s, a turning point was mark for such outgoing migration after the decade's energy crisis and brought about a coal boom in West Virginia.

From the 1980s, the population loss in West virginia from the coal mines and manufacturing sector was offset by an incoming group of urban professionals and retiress. Over time, West Virginia has focused on education development, telecommunication and various strategies to create a more modern and relevant economy in West Virginia.

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The Main Cities in West Virginia

Below are the top 10 largest cities in the state of West Virginia and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Charleston - 51,400
2. Huntington - 49,138
3. Parkersburg - 31,492
4. Morgantown - 29,660
5. Wheeling -28,486

Famous Landmarks in West Virginia

Below are some of West Virginia’s most visited landmarks:
-Completed in 1977, the 3,030-foot New River Gorge Bridge was the world's longest single-span steel arch bridge for years (it is now 4th longest). It's also one of the most photographed places in West Virginia and represents the state on the 2006 commemorative quarter. It also hosts Bridge Day, when it's open to pedestrians, abseilers, BASE jumpers and bungee jumpers for a day.

Tallest Buildings in West Virginia

Below are the tallest buildings in West Virginia:

-Like North Dakota, West Virginia’s tallest building is its state capitol. But it’s a very different building from the modern tower that stands in Bismarck. The West Virginia capitol, located in Charleston, was built in 1925 and is 292 feet tall while only including four floors.

1.West Virginia State Capitol (3 stories; 292 feet)
2. Kanawha Valley Building (22 stories; 265 feet)
3. Laidley Tower (22 stories; 255 feet)
4. BB&T Square (18 stories; 250 feet)
5. Bank One Centre (20 stories; 230 feet)
6. Huntington Square (17 stories; 207 feet)
7. Dow Chemical Building (14 stories; 206 feet)
8. United Center (12 stories; 205 feet)
9. Columbia Gas Transmission Building (13 stories; 200 feet)
10. AT&T Building (15 stories; 195 feet)

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Jonite West Virginia Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite West Virginia Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in West Virginia.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in West Virginia.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in West Virginia. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in West Virginia. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in West Virginia. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in West Virginia.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in West Virginia.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles West Virginia - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in West Virginia.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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