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More subsistence and yeoman farmers lived in the west and they were generally less supportive of slavery, although many counties were divided on their support.
The residents of this area became more sharply divided after the planter elite of eastern Virginia voted to secede from the Union during the Civil War.
A century later, the area now identified as West Virginia was contested territory among Anglo-Americans as well, with the colonies of Pennsylvania and Virginia claiming territorial rights under their colonial charters to this area before the American Revolutionary War.
Some speculative land companies, such as the Vandalia Company, and later the Ohio Company and Indiana Company, tried to legitimize their claims to land in parts of West Virginia and Kentucky, but failed.
The unique position of West Virginia means that it is often included in several geographical regions, including the Mid-Atlantic, the Upland South, and the Southeastern United States.A horizon extending from a little before the early 18th century is sometimes called the acculturating Fireside Cabin culture.Trading posts were established by European traders along the Potomac and James rivers.In 1864 a state constitutional convention drafted a constitution, which was ratified by the legislature without putting it to popular vote.West Virginia abolished slavery by a gradual process and temporarily disenfranchised men who had held Confederate office or fought for the Confederacy.