The history of West Virginia is fascinating. It’s a state that seceded from a state that had already seceded from the Union. That really sounds confusing, but it’s actually not. When the people in this part of Virginia decided to stay with the Union rather than join the Confederacy with Virginia, they seceded from the state. Learn about the interesting people who are native to this state, such as Chuck Yeager, Stonewall Jackson, Mary Lou Retton, and Joseph Eggleston Johnston. Test your knowledge of West Virginia state history with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.