Shipping from the State of West Virginia to Maryland
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.
Shipping to the State of West Virginia to Maryland
Maryland located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern coast of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. The largest and commercially important city is Baltimore, and Annapolis is the capital. The state takes occasional nicknames: Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. Maryland was named after the English Queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary.
Maryland gained its statehood on April 28, 1788. The state motto is-Fatti Maschii Parole Femine (“Strong Deeds, Gentle Words”).
Don’t think of its small size only! The small area, compared to other states belies the great variation of its landscapes and nature. Maryland is the leading producer of blue crabs and is renowned for its crab cakes.