Wikipedia:WikiProject West Virginia

This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the U.S. State of West Virginia, with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its sub-pages aim to both provide resources for Wikipedia, and expand Wikipedia as a resource about West Virginia. The project's talk page is a place for members to discuss issues regarding project-related articles. To join, simply add your name to the list at the participants section. To see articles and information about West Virginia, see the West Virginia Portal.

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Project divisions

  • Communities (talk) – Cities, towns, and villages
  • Physical geography (talk) – Regions, parks, climate, physical features
  • Transportation (talk) – Roads, trails, rail, ferries, and airplanes in and around West Virginia
  • Culture (talk) – Music, art, icons, mass communication
  • People (talk) – Includes West Virginia natives and people from the current 55 counties pre-statehood
  • Government (talk) – Government: federal, state and local politics in relation to West Virginia
  • History (talk) – History of West Virginia during and prior to statehood
  • Economy (Talk) – Major West Virginia industries, employers, trends, and history relating to the economy of Virginia
  • Education (Talk) – All schools, colleges, universities and educational organizations & institutions in West Virginia

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Recognized content


For a comprehensive listing of West Virginia-related recognized content, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject West Virginia/Recognized content.


What to type What it makes What it's for
{{WikiProject United States|class=|importance=
 United States: West Virginia Unassessed
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
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This article is supported by WikiProject West Virginia.
Template stating this article is a part of this wikiproject; placed on the top of talk pages, not on article pages. Please see the template documentation page for details regarding class and importance attributes.
{{West Virginia-geo-stub}} Stub notice for West Virginia articles dealing specifically with locations or geographical features in West Virginia; placed at the bottom of article pages
{{West Virginia-politician-stub}} Stub notice for politicians primarily associated with West Virginia; placed at the bottom of article pages
{{WestVirginia-school-stub}} Stub notice for schools in West Virginia; placed at the bottom of article pages
{{WestVirginia-radio-station-stub}} Stub notice for radio stations in West Virginia; placed at the bottom of article pages
{{WestVirginia-road-stub}} Stub notice for roads in West Virginia; placed at the bottom of article pages (see WP:WIH)
{{WestVirginia-stub}} Stub notice for all other West Virginia articles; placed at the bottom of article pages
{{Charleston, West Virginia}} Navigational box for the city of Charleston; placed at the bottom of article pages, above {{West Virginia}}
{{West Virginia}} Navigational box for West Virginia regions, counties and cities; placed at the bottom of article pages
{{Image requested|in=West Virginia}} Added to West Virginia-related talk pages to request images. Adds article to a category. See documentation page for attribute usage.


{{User WikiProject West Virginia}}
{{User West Virginia}}
 This user is interested in the U.S. State of West Virginia.
{{User interest West Virginia}}


Image What to type Title and description
  {{subst:The West Virginia Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Original BarnstarThe West Virginia Barnstar

This barnstar is given to recognize particularly fine contributions to areas of work within the articles of the State of West Virginia, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated.



Click here to add yourself to the list of Project participants, and tell us a little about your involvement. You may also add {{User WikiProject West Virginia}} to your user page to identify yourself as a member of the project. This will add you to Category:WikiProject West Virginia participants.

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Active participants


To join WikiProject West Virginia, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of participants in alphabetical order. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

  1. 636Buster (talk · contribs) -- Statewide communities
  2. Acroterion (talk · contribs) -- Historic places, mining, Eastern Panhandle
  3. Bitmapped (talk · contribs) -- Parks, geography, transportation, government, history and broadcasting.
  4. Blsii (talk · contribs) -- Government and education
  5. Byzantinekaiser (talk · contribs) -- Demographics and Economics
  6. West Virginian (talk · contribs) -- West Virginia biographies, categories, historic places, geography, and topics related to Hampshire County
  7. Catdog4169 (talk · contribs) -- Everything Monroe County.
  8. Clarinetcutie (talk · contribs) -- Forgotten people and locations of the Clarksburg area
  9. Coal town guy (talk · contribs) -- Coal Towns and Coal Camps of West Virginia.
  10. Dionysius Miller (talk · contribs) -- Less documented Appalachian history, geography, and athletics.
  11. Dubyavee (talk · contribs) -- Ordinance of Secession and early Statehood movement\
  12. IlyaSedion (talk · contribs)-- West Virginia Trivia and working on creating the West Virginia History Bowl page.
  13. Kurttarvis (talk · contribs) -- Unincorporated communities, geography, and history
  14. Longestview (talk · contribs) -- Creating pages for state-level elections in West Virginia that do not already have pages.
  15. Nascar1996 (talk · contribs) -- Lives in West Virginia and edits cities and places in McDowell County WV.
  16. Presidentman (talk · contribs) -- Former resident, everything Putnam County & all roads
  17. Sabre ball (talk · contribs)
  18. TheCatalyst31 (talk · contribs) -- Communities, geography, historic places, anything in Summers County
  19. P Aculeius (talk · contribs) -- History and geography
  20. WestVirginiaWX (talk · contribs)

Former participants


Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 14:33:47, 26 July 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.[reply]

Participant identification


WikiProject West Virginia participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject West Virginia participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject West Virginia participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject West Virginia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP West Virginia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP West Virginia|invite}} linked pages

For other West Virginia user templates see Category:West Virginia user templates.

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