First State Capitol
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 03.910 W 080° 43.196
17T E 523883 N 4435027
Quick Description: First state Capitol Building of West Virginia
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2021 5:07:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM14YGC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
First State Capitol

Built in 1859 for Linsly Institute, this building served as the first capitol of West Virginia from 1863 to 1870. The inauguration of the state's first governor, Arthur I. Boreman, was held here on June 20, 1861. West Virginia ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, and the 14th and 15th amendments, occurred within these walls.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: First State Capitol

Marker Location: 15th Street

County or Independent City: Wheeling, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2016

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