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West Virginia's Historic People

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Important People

Below you will find information on some of West Virginia's historic people. Some of these individuals were trailblazers in the frontier, while others were trailblazers in their professions or in social reform movements, and others controversial both in their time and today. While this list cannot be completely exhaustive, it does try to highlight a range of people to represent West Virginia's deep arts, culture and history background. To see more of West Virginia's historic people stop into the State Museum and find many more in its Discovery Rooms.

Daniel Boone

Devil Anse

Captain McBride

Pearl Buck

Gov Justice

J.R. Clifford

Mary Lou Retton

Belle Boyd

Anna Jarvis

Brad Paisley

Booker T. Washington

Jerry West

Stonewall Jackson

Diss Debar

John S. Hendricks

R.C. Byrd

John Nash

Louise Pease

George Washington

Michael Owens

Randy Moss

Benjamin Gravely

Homer Hickam

Charles Washington

Kathy Mattea

Don Knotts

J.P. Hale

Arthur Boreman

Katherine Johnson

Minnie Harper

Lenna Yost

Mildred Bateman

Chuck Yeager

Helpful Resources

e-West Virginia Noteworthy West Virginians Lesson Plan


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