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Charleston is West Virginia's State Capital in Kanawha County (Southern Region), as part of the Charleston, West Virginia metro area.


Interstates 77, 79 and 64 converge in the city, Amtrak stops at the downtown train depot, and mountaintop Yeager Airport is a 10 minute drive.
Charleston was founded in 1794. From 1788-95, Daniel Boone lived across the river. He served in the Virginia Assembly in 1791.
Remains of an American Indian burial ground are in South Charleston at MacCorkle and D streets. Appalachian music, ethnic and traditional foods, West Virginia arts and crafts, dancing, storytelling and contests are part of the Vandalia Gathering, held on the Capitol lawn and in the Cultural Center on Memorial Day weekend.
Vandalia, proposed as the 14th colony during the late 1760s, would have encompassed most of present-day West Virginia and most of Kentucky.
Nearby Kanawha State Forest offers camping, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, picnicking, playgrounds, fishing and hunting.

Tracie's Beauty Cottage & Day Spa |
Art Avampato Discovery Museum |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries La Carreta Mexican Restaurant |
Golf Charleston Knights Inn | Women & Children's Hospital |
History Cultural Center-Charleston |
Public Libraries Kanawha County Library |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate K David Rollins |
Wildlife Viewing Kanawha Boulevard Animal Hospital | North Gateway Animal Hospital | Valley West Veterinary Hospital |

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07/19 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.