Which two states were created by dividing existing states?

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4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Because Virginia joined the Confederacy, and the western portion wanted to stay with the Union, it was divided into two states. Normally that is not allowed but because of the Civil War, it happened.

    No other existing state has been divided however Texas has the right to split into five states if they ever choose.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kentucky and West Virginia were once part of Virginia. Kentucky became a state in 1792, and West Virginia broke away from Virginia during the Civil War.

  • 1 decade ago

    Virginia and West Virginia

  • Frosty
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    North and South Dakota

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