I was on the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website recently. While on the website, I noticed some interesting tabs. For instance, if you hit the Secretary’s Desk tab, you can read about the history of the Secretaries of States from 1863 to present. I found some interesting facts regarding West Virginia. - The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston on October 23, 1870 on Summers Street. - The nation’s largest and oldest burial ground is located in Moundsville. - Weirton is the only city in the U.S. that extends from one state border to another. - The 1500 Block of Virginia Street in Charleston is considered the longest city block in the world. - Coal House, the only residence in the world built entirely of coal, is located in White Sulphur Springs. According to onlyinyourstate.com, some strange old West Virginia laws include: - Whistling underwater is prohibited.
- Roadkill may be taken home for supper. - For each act of public swearing, a person shall be fined one dollar. - When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers. - It is illegal to snooze on a train. - A tax of 1 cent is levied for every 16 and 9 ounce containers of coke sold in a store. - A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel. - You cannot walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.