West Virginia was established by Congress as the 35th State today in 1863, separating from Virginia at that time.
West Virginia seems a bit confused about whether it is the Northernmost Southern State, or the Southernmost Northern State. It is too tricky a discussion for Rhinos to voice, or even have, an opinion.
One thing We can tell you is, the Rhododendron is West Virginia’s state flower. Rhino Alert: Rhododendrons are not good for you, so look but don’t nibble. Really.