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West Virginia Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Hasil Adkins musician
  • Jon Adkins baseball player
  • Althea Todd Alderson poet
  • John Ashby militiaman
  • Karen Austin actress
B - C
  • George Brett baseball player
  • Pearl Buck author
  • Lew Burdette baseball player
  • Johnson N. Camden politician
  • Theodore "Ted" Cassidy actor (born in PA)
  • John Corbett, Jr. actor
  • George Crumb composer
  • Kristan Cunningham actress
  • Phillis Curtin opera soprano
  • Mike D'Antoni basektball player
  • Joyce Dewitt actress
  • James Cecil "Little Jimmy" Dickens singer
  • Paul Dooley actor
  • Brad Dourif actor
  • Joanne Dru actress
  • Isaac H. Duval brigadier general union army, politician
F - H
  • Conchata Ferrell actress
  • John James "Jimbo" Fisher college football coach
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. critic, educator, editor
  • Hal Greer basketball player
  • William "Devil Anse" Hatfield patriarch hatfield clan
  • John Henry american folk hero, greatest "steel-driver" (folklore)
  • Homer Hickam, Jr. author
  • Lou Holtz author, commentator, coach
  • Sam Huff football player
  • Rodney Hundley basketball player, broadcaster
J - K
  • Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson confederate general
  • Thomas Dexter "T. D." Jakes evangelist
  • Anna Jarvis founder mother's day holiday
  • Johnnie "Johnny B. Goode" Johnson musician
  • John Shively Knight founder knight newspapers
  • Don Knotts actor
  • John Knowles author
  • John Kruk baseball player, television analyst
L - M
  • Everett Lilly singer, musician
  • Ann Magnuson actress
  • Peter Marshall actor
  • Kathy Mattea singer
  • Leo Mazzone baseball player, coach
  • Charles "Charlie" McCoy musician
  • John Harvey McKay football coach
  • Marion Meadows musician, composer
  • Morgan Morgan founder first white settlement in west virginia (born in wales)
  • Dwight Morrow politician, diplomat
  • Randy Moss football player
  • Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. singer
  • Lou Myers actor

N - R

  • John Forbes Nash mathematician, nobel laureate
  • John C. Norman surgeon, pioneer organ transplants
  • Brad Paisley singer, songwriter
  • Jedediah Purdy author, educator
  • Mary Lou Retton olympic medalist
  • Walter Reuther labor leader
  • Rich "Rod" Rodriguez football coach
  • Walter E. "Jack" Rollins songwriter
  • Nick Saban college football coach
  • Chris Sarandon actor
  • Alex Schoenbaum founder shoney's restaurants
  • Floyd B. "Ben" Schwartzwalder football coach
  • Harry Ford Sinclair founder sinclair oil
  • Michael W. Smith singer, songwriter
  • Red Sovine singer
  • Morgan Spurlock director, tv producer, screenwriter
  • Johnny Staats musician
  • Eleanor Steber opera singer
  • Lewis L. Strauss scientist, naval officer
V - Y
  • Cyrus Vance politician
  • Beverly Hennen Van Hook author
  • Harold T. Webster cartoonist
  • Jerry West basketball player
  • Jason Chandler Williams basketball player
  • Bill Withers singer, songwriter
  • Chuck Yeager test pilot
  • Steve Yeager baseball player
  • Steve Yeager baseball player
  • Fielding Harris Yost football player, coach

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West Virginia Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Philippi Barbour 304
Martinsburg Berkeley 304
Danville Boone 304
Sutton Braxton 304
Wellsburg Brooke 304
Huntington Cabell 304
Grantsville Calhoun 304
Duck Clay 304
West Union Doddridge 304
Oak Hill Fayette 304
Glenville Gilmer 304
Petersburg Grant 304
Lewisburg Greenbrier 304
Romney Hampshire 304
Weirton Hancock 304
Moorefield Hardy 304
Clarksburg Harrison 304
Ripley Jackson 304
Charles Town Jefferson 304
Charleston Kanawha 304
Weston Lewis 304
Branchland Lincoln 304
Chapmanville Logan 304
Fairmont Marion 304
Moundsville Marshall 304
Point Pleasant Mason 304
Welch McDowell 304
Princeton Mercer 304
Keyser Mineral 304
Williamson Mingo 304
Morgantown Monongalia 304
Peterstown Monroe 304
Berkeley Springs Morgan 304
Summersville Nicholas 304
Wheeling Ohio 304
Franklin Pendleton 304
Saint Marys Pleasants 304
Marlinton Pocahontas 304
Bruceton Mills Preston 304
Hurricane Putnam 304
Beckley Raleigh 304
Elkins Randolph 304
Pennsboro Ritchie 304
Spencer Roane 304
Hinton Summers 304
Grafton Taylor 304
Parsons Tucker 304
Sistersville Tyler 304
Buckhannon Upshur 304
Huntington Wayne 304
Webster Springs Webster 304
New Martinsville Wetzel 304
Elizabeth Wirt 304
Parkersburg Wood 304
Oceana Wyoming 304

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