West Virginia has produced some really incredible people. This isn’t a complete list, to be sure, but here are 63 of the most famous West Virginians of all time – presented in no particular order:

Brad Paisley – Country Musician

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Chuck Yeager – Aviator

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Steve Harvey – TV Personality

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Little Jimmy Dickens – Country Musician

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Johnnie Johnson – Musician

Pictured with legendary guitarist Chuck Berry

Pictured with legendary guitarist Chuck Berry

Kathy Mattae – County Musician

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Chris Sarandon – Actor, “The Princess Bride”

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Bill Withers – Musician

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Chief Logan – 18th Century Native American Leader

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Jay Rockefeller III – Former Governor and US Senator

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Conchata Ferrell – Actress, “Two and a Half Men”

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Homer Hickam – Author, “Rocket Boys”

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Mary Harris “Mother” Jones – Labor Leader

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Patsy Paugh Ramsey – former Miss West Virginia and mother of JonBenét Ramsey

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Hoda Kotb – Journalist, Today Show Host

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Bob Huggins – WVU Basketball Coach

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Jerry West – Former NBA Star

Giles Snyder – Journalist, NPR

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Joe Manchin – Former Governor and US Senator

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Hasil Adkins – Musician

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Bill Mazeroski – Former Pittsburgh Pirate

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Don Knotts – Actor

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Hazel Dickens – Folk Musician

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Bill Stewart – Former WVU Football Coach

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Pearl S. Buck – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Nobel Luarette

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John Knowles – Author, “A Seperate Peace”

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Jimbo Fisher – Florida State Football Coach

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John Corbett – Actor, “Sex in the City”

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Shannon Larkin – Drummer for Godsmack

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Robert Byrd – Former US Senator

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Lesli Kay – Actor, “The Bold and the Beautiful”

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Frankie Yankovic – America’s Polka King

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Booker T. Washington – Politican, Educator, Author

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Soupy Sales – Actor

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Morgan Spurlock – Documentarian

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Ted Cassidy – Actor, “The Addams Family”

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Mylan Puskar – Founder of Mylan Pharmaceuticals

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Stonewall Jackson – Civil War General

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Joyce DeWitt – Actor, “Three’s Company”

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Nick Swisher – MLB Star

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Peter Marshall – Host, “Hollywood Squares”

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David Selby – Actor, “Falcon Crest”

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Josh Stewart – Actor, “Criminal Minds”

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Tommy Bowden – Former Clemson Football Coach

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Randy Moss – Former NFL Player

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Mary Lou Retton – Olympic Gymnast

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Sam Trammell – Actor, “True Blood”

Nick Saban – Alabama Football Coach

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George Preston Marshall, former owner the Washington Redskins

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Michael Cerveris – Broadway Actor

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Aaron Staton – Actor, “Mad Men”

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Bob Denver – Actor, retired to Mercer County

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Morgan Morgan – Frontiersman

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Historian

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Jessica Lynch – Prisoner of War

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Cyrus Vance – Former Secretary of State

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John Forbes Nash – Mathematician

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Larry Gibson – Environmentalist

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Jennifer Garner – Actress

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Anna Jarvis – Founder of Mother’s Day

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Cecil Roberts – UMWA President

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Jon McBride – NASA Astronaut

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Jesse “Jesco” White – The Best Tap Dancer There Is

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