East Virginia Illustrated

It is a convention here on The Power Line to refer to the state immediately to our east as East Virginia, largely for the benefit of those who haven’t quite wrapped their minds around the fact that West Virginia and East Virginia have been two separate, and very different, states since 1863.  An old friend from the PATH fight just sent me this illustration to further drive home the point (thank you, John)-

east va

Note that the maps are not to scale.

One thought on “East Virginia Illustrated

  1. Bill:
    That would be a benefit to the Commonwealth in that they would be moved higher in the alphabet for the roll call of the states, from 48th to 9th depending upon whether you count DC and the Territories in the list.

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