First State Capitol
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N 40° 03.910 W 080° 43.196
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First state Capitol Building of West Virginia
Waymark Code: WM14YGC
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/12/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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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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