Nothing on Harper's Ferry?! That's one of WV's biggest draws!! There are great views of that area too ;)
Looks like the regions on this page could use some help. I think WV could be broken into four regions. This map does a decent job. I'm thinking that renaming them to North Western (Ohio Valley), Central (Mountains & Lakes Country), Eastern (Potomac Hignlands), and Southern (New River & Greenbriar Valleys) would make sense. Any suggestions? -- (WT-en) Fastestdogever 16:49, 8 April 2007 (EDT)
- I think the current regions are based off this map, which is what most of the government-affiliated sites use. But given that we don't have all that much content yet for WV, I like your thought to break it down into fewer regions. The only real problem I have with the map you linked is that it neglects the "Metro Valley Region", which I think has a character pretty distinct from the rest of the state. As for the names, if we provide a map, names like "Eastern" won't tell people as much about the place as "Mounains & Lakes Country," so I would prefer to keep descriptive names if that's alright with you. Here's my idea for a scheme, based on these two maps:
- Metro Valley, Ohio Valley, New River & Greenbrier Valleys, Mountains & Lakes Country
- The "Mountains & Lakes Country" might be too big; if it is, we could always split off either the eastern panhandle region or the whole Potomac highlands. --(WT-en) Peterfitzgerald Talk 22:21, 8 April 2007 (EDT)
- So, by going by that map & your suggestions, it would look like:
- Metro Valley - Metro Valley Region (yellow)
- Ohio Valley - Mid-Ohio Valley Region (light purple)
- New River & Greenbrier Valleys - New River/Greenbrier Valley Region (gray)
- Mountains & Lakes Country - Everything else?
Maybe we could break up the Mountains & Lakes Country region? -- (WT-en) Fastestdogever 19:08, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
- Sounds like a good plan to me! How about breaking it up into Mountains and Lakes Country and Potomac Highlands? --(WT-en) Peterfitzgerald Talk 17:31, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
- Love the map! And it's great to have some region articles for the state, too. Peter, you were asking about cities to link from each one; I'll have to give this more thought when I have more time, but for now I'd say:
- Metro Valley - Charleston, Huntington, Logan, Point Pleasant, Williamson
- Ohio Valley - Parkersburg, Wheeling -- but I'm really not sure what else!
- New River & Greenbrier Valleys - Beckley, Bluefield, Fayetteville, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs
- Mountains & Lakes Country - Buckhannon, Fairmont, Morgantown, Summersville, Sutton, Weston
- Potomac Highlands - Harpers Ferry, Elkins, Marlinton, Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs
- Just a thought... not sure they're all really "big" enough to be considered major draws, but that's something to start with, anyway. Looks like you've done more for the Ohio Valley and the Potomac Highlands than I'd have thought of! (Or did you mean the cities on the main page? That's down to 9 now, so it looks good to me...) -- (WT-en) Haem85 21:51, 4 May 2007 (EDT)
A new user just added Charles Town to the list, and I'm inclined to agree that it should be there, since it's probably the most visited locale in the state (owing to its historic value, gambling, and proximity to the D.C. metro area). That makes the list one too long, though, so we'll need to drop one. I removed Fairmont, as it's a pretty small town, and not too well known for any major attractions. If anyone disagrees, please revert, and we'll discuss here. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 14:29, 10 September 2010 (EDT)
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
As my wife, a big John Denver fan, is fond of pointing out: this song actually references the western part of the state of Virginia, not the state of West Virginia. It may seem like a nitpick, but the lyrics as quoted in the article mention the Shenandoah River, which only clips the very easternmost extremity of the panhandle (see here), and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are located wholly outside the state line. Given that, should we maybe remove the quote? -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:53, 20 May 2019 (UTC)