West Virginia Motto
Mountaineers are Always Free
The state motto of West Virginia is "Mountaineers Are Always Free" (Montani Semper Liberi in Latin).

The West Virginia state motto was suggested by the artist Joseph H. DisDebar who was also the creative spirit behind the state seal.

The West Virginia motto was adopted in 1863 along with the Great Seal of the State of West Virginia. 1863 was also the year when West Virginia became a state independent of Virginia.

Other mottos and slogans of West Virginia:

  • West Virginia, Open for business
  • Wild, Wonderful West Virginia
  • Almost Heaven
Some funny mottos and politically incorrect slogans of West Virginia:
  • One Big Happy Family, Really!
  • It's All Relative in West Virginia
  • West Virginia is Better If You're Drunk
  • Now with Sckools
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