Maryland and West Virginia Senate races could tip power balance in DC

Maryland and West Virginia Senate races could tip power balance in DC


HANCOCK, Maryland — Maryland and West Virginia have been intertwined for generations. Sometimes, that has led to land disputes that go as far as the Supreme Court, which is what happened in 1910 when the court issued a 9-0 ruling that held that the boundary between them was the south bank of the North Branch Potomac River.

It was something they had fought over for as long as our country existed.

They have some similarities. Parts of Maryland are located in Appalachia, three counties to be exact, while all of neighboring West Virginia’s 55 counties are in Appalachia. Drive back and forth over the Potomac between the states and it is impossible to differentiate the culture, customs, and the warmth and independence of the people

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