Almost heaven, West Virginia.
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River,
Life is old here, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.
There’s hardly anyone that hasn’t heard these verses by John Denver. West Virginia is a state of stunning vistas, outdoor adventure, and quaint little towns that make you feel at home. And when you drive along the Highland Scenic Highway listening to your favorite tunes, you’ll feel nothing but gratitude towards whoever started the American love affair with road travel.
But how much more do you know about West Virginia? Many people often overlook The Mountain State. Did you know that it holds the record for most towns named after foreign cities? You don’t need to leave the U.S. to visit Athens, or Berlin, Calcutta, or even Shangai and Cairo. You’ll find all these places and more in this southern state.
West Virginia is a state of firsts. In 1921, the first sales tax in the country went into effect in West Virginia. That same year West Virginia University played in the first football game to be ever broadcasted on the radio. Berkley Springs became home to the first spa open to the public in 1756. First steamboat, first billboard… The list could go on and on…
The state may not be the most prosperous in the US, but its governor is determined to make it flourish. Already in 2017, West Virginia Department of Commerce’s efforts led to 26 new projects, representing $800 million in new capital investments, 600 new jobs, and 1,300 retained jobs. Not bad.
Living in the Mountain State is better with a car. Whether you are moving and taking your vehicle with you or buying a car out of state and need to bring it home, we are here to take care of your car shipping needs. Browse our guides or call to speak with our logistics experts to learn how auto transport works.