You Know You're From West Virginia When...
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You Know You're From West Virginia When...

Country roads take me home.

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You Know You're From West Virginia When...
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There are many unique characteristics that make West Virginia such a great place to live. Whether it's when an entire town gets together on Friday night for the high school's football game or Sunday drives on back roads with the family, West Virginia offers something for everyone. Even when people move away the mountain state is always home in their hearts. So, for anyone who has grown up in West Virginia, here are eleven things I'm sure you will always relate to.

Pepperoni rolls are your favorite food.

The delicious snack is most popular in parts of Appalachia, particularly West Virginia. West Virginians are extremely proud of pepperoni rolls. One of the best feelings is having a friend who has never tried one before eat one, because they always love it.

You took West Virginia History.

West Virginians know who the pilot is who broke the speed of sound (who was from West Virginia) and they are familiar with names such as Stonewall Jackson and Pearl S. Buck. Every West Virginian also knows the struggle of taking the Golden Horseshoe Test in and memorizing the 55 counties. Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell...

You know how to say Appalachia correctly and you judge people who don't.

Appa-LATCH-uh not Appa-LAY-shuh.

You have to explain to people that you're not from Virginia.

A typical conversation for West Virginians: "I'm from West Virginia." "Awesome. I've been to Virginia Beach." West Virginians, there's no way to win this one.


"Country Roads" is your life song.

Whether the Mountaineers just won or you're cruising down country roads with your friends screaming the lyrics at the top of your lungs, this song is a symbol of everything West Virginia. Even when you're not at home anymore this song can always bring you back.


Windy roads don't phase you.

West Virginians drive on roads that would frighten anyone who drove through. Living in the mountains their whole life, West Virginians are used to high altitudes and curvy roads.


College football is a way of life.

West Virginia fans are some of the most loyal and supportive fans in all of college football. Fun fact: on game day, West Virginia University's football stadium is the single largest city in West Virginia.


You live five minutes from your grandma.

West Virginians are huge advocates for family. Not only are they close to their families but they also live close to their families. Soup bean and corn bread dinners with card games with grandma and grandpa are a regular occurrence. And West Virginians wouldn't want it any other way.


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Enough said.


Autumn is your favorite season.

Nothing beats a West Virginia autumn. Not only is it football season but the breathtaking beauty that is West Virginia in autumn is something that everyone should see and something that West Virginians are very proud of.


You wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere else.

"Country roads take me home to the place I belong...."

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