Brooke County, West Virginia

West Virginia is one of two American states formed during the American Civil War (18611865), along with Nevada, and is the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state. It was originally part of the British Virginia Colony (16071776) and the western part of the state of Virginia (17761863), whose population became sharply divided over the issue of secession from the Union and in the separation from Virginia, formalized by admittance to the Union as a new state in 1863. West Virginia was one of the Civil War Border states