Why were the Virginia's split up? In 1861, as the United States itself became massively divided over regional issues, leading to the American Civil War (1861–1865), the western regions of Virginia split with the eastern portion politically, and the two were never reconciled as a single state again.
Where what was it located? West Virginia
Why was it important? On this date in 1861, West Virginia began the Secessionist Convention that would result in its breaking away from the Confederate state of Virginia, the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state and one of three states to secede from another state. It was a key Civil War "border state."
What is a statehood? the status of being a recognized independent nation.
When was it granted? June 20, 1863