West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic United States. West Virginia's bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, after the American Civil War had begun. There are currently 125 West Virginia airports in our database.