Shipping from the State of Georgia to West Virginia
The youngest of the 13 former English colonies, Georgia was founded in 1732 and included to the union on January 2, 1788 as the fourth state. By the mid-19th century, Georgia had the greatest number of plantations of any state in the South, and in many aspects it has been emerged as a breeding house of plantation culture in the country.
Located in the southeastern region of the United States, Georgia is bordered by Tennessee to the north, South Carolina to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Alabama to the west with Atlanta as the capital. Atlanta is the largest city and it is called by the nickname of Peach State.
It is also well-known as the “Empire State of the South”. The state tree is the Live Oak and Cherokee Rose is considered as the state flower. ‘Wisdom, Justice and Moderation’- is the state motto.
Shipping to the State of Georgia to West Virginia
When the state of Virginia voted to secede from the United States during the Civil War (1861-65), the people of the rugged and mountainous western region of the state opposed the decision and organized to form their own state, West Virginia, in support of the Union. Congress granted statehood to West Virginia on June 20, 1863. The West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry was the site of John Brown’s ill-fated 1859 raid on the federal armory there. AlthoughBrown’s plan to arm a large scale slave revolt with weapons from the armory ultimately failed and Brown was hanged, the raid did succeed in inflaming white Southern fears of slave rebellions and increased the mounting tension between North and South prior to the Civil War. Today, West Virginia is a major coal-producing state, supplying 15 percent of the nation’s coal. The New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the longest steel arch bridge in the world. Every October, the town hosts a Bridge Day celebration when the road is closed to traffic and individuals are allowed to parachute and bungee jump off the bridge; the event attracts close to 100,000 participants and spectators each year. Famous West Virginia natives include actor Don Knotts, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, and test pilot Chuck Yeager.