The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for West Virginia; features the New River Gorge bridge (the New River Gorge area is protected by the National Park Service). West Virginia became the 35th state on June 20, 1863. Photo by United States Mint/Wikipedia (Public Domain Image).
Official State Song of West Virginia
"West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home," by Julian G. Hearne, Jr (a Wheeling native, attorney, and career military officer), was designated the official state song of West Virginia in 1947. Since then, West Virginia has recognized three more state songs; "The West Virginia Hills," adopted in 1961; "This is My West Virginia," adopted in 1963, and "Take Me Home Country Roads," adopted in 2014. All State Songs