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Lexington, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-west-virginia-state-of
he Woods jury law of 1872-73......1881 Act passed establishing a State board of health......June 11, 1881 West Virginia normal and classical academy at Buckhannon opened......1882 West Virginia Immigration and Development Association organized at Wheeling......Feb. 29, 1888 Returns of election for governor in November, 1888, were: Nathan Goff, Republican, 78,714; A. B. Fleming, Democrat, 78,604. Fleming contests for fraudulent returns, and is declared elected by a party vote of the legislature, 43 to 40......Feb. 4, 1890 Hatfield-McCoy feud ended by a marriage......March 21, 1891 First State board of agriculture meets at Charleston......May 4, 1891 Stephen B. Elkins qualifies as United States Secretary of War......Dec. 24, 1891 Coal miners went on strike July 2, 1897 [Ended by compromise, Sept. 11.] Ex-Senator W. T. Willey dies at Morgantown......May 2, 1900 Ex-Postmaster-General William L. Wilson dies at Lexington, Va......Oct. 17, 1900 Wisconsin
he northeastern portion. It lies between lat. 37° 5′ and 40° 37′ N., and long. 77° 4′ and 82° 40′ W. Its general boundary is Pennsylvania and Maryland on the north, Virginia on the east and south, and Kentucky and Ohio on the west. Area, 24,780 square miles in fifty-four counties. Population, 1890, 762,794; 1900, 958,800. Capital, Charleston. Harper's Ferry established as a ferry......1748 Baptist church formed at Opequon, Berkeley county, under charge of Rev. John Gerard, from New England......1754 Battle of the Trough, near Moorefield. A small band of settlers pursuing Indians under Kill Buck are hemmed in between mountain and river, and obliged to retreat with loss of half their number......spring of 1756 Massacre of the garrison of Fort Seybert, 12 miles from site of Franklin, by Indians......May, 1758 Romney laid out and named by Lord Fairfax......November, 1762 Capt. William Arbuckle, the first white man to traverse the Kanawha Valley, reaches the s
Moorefield (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-west-virginia-state-of
5′ and 40° 37′ N., and long. 77° 4′ and 82° 40′ W. Its general boundary is Pennsylvania and Maryland on the north, Virginia on the east and south, and Kentucky and Ohio on the west. Area, 24,780 square miles in fifty-four counties. Population, 1890, 762,794; 1900, 958,800. Capital, Charleston. Harper's Ferry established as a ferry......1748 Baptist church formed at Opequon, Berkeley county, under charge of Rev. John Gerard, from New England......1754 Battle of the Trough, near Moorefield. A small band of settlers pursuing Indians under Kill Buck are hemmed in between mountain and river, and obliged to retreat with loss of half their number......spring of 1756 Massacre of the garrison of Fort Seybert, 12 miles from site of Franklin, by Indians......May, 1758 Romney laid out and named by Lord Fairfax......November, 1762 Capt. William Arbuckle, the first white man to traverse the Kanawha Valley, reaches the site of Point Pleasant.......1764 English exploring
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-west-virginia-state-of
rvie and John Nevill, chosen to represent western Virginia in the Virginia convention, are admitted .....1860 First public Union meeting in West Virginia, declaring against secession, held at Presirst Wheeling convention on the future of western Virginia meets in Washington Hall, Wheeling......Masses an ordinance to form a new State in western Virginia called Kanawha, Aug. 20, 1861; ordinance 861 Constitution for a new State, named West Virginia, framed by convention which meets at Wheeling assents to the erection of the new State of West Virginia......May 12, 1862 Harper's Ferry sueneral Loring......1862 Congress admits West Virginia into the Union from June 20, 1863......Decov. 2, 1863) from the State of Virginia to West Virginia is recognized by joint resolution of Congrtate board of health......June 11, 1881 West Virginia normal and classical academy at Buckhannon opened......1882 West Virginia Immigration and Development Association organized at Wheeling...[2 more...]
f Captina Creek......April 27, 1774 Fort Union built on site of Lewisburg......1774 Fort Fincastle, afterwards Fort Henry, at Wheeling, built......1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, at the mouth of the Great Kanawha......Oct. 10, 1774 Fort Randolph, at Point Pleasant, begun.......Oct. 10, 1774 John Harvie and John Nevill, chosen to represent western Virginia in the Virginia convention, are admitted to seats......March 21, 1775 Convention of Virginia frontiersmen west of the Alleen massacred by Indians about 4 miles from Moundsville......Sept. 25, 1777 Fort Henry unsuccessfully besieged by Indians under Simon Girty......Sept. 27-28, 1777 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief, murdered at Point Pleasant......Nov. 10, 1777 Fort Randolph besieged by Indians......May, 1778 Attack by the Indians on Donnally's Fort, 10 miles northwest of Lewisburg......May, 1778 By grant of William Penn in 1681, the western boundary of Pennsylvania is the meridian 5 degrees west of the De
e Woods jury law of 1872-73......1881 Act passed establishing a State board of health......June 11, 1881 West Virginia normal and classical academy at Buckhannon opened......1882 West Virginia Immigration and Development Association organized at Wheeling......Feb. 29, 1888 Returns of election for governor in November, 1888, were: Nathan Goff, Republican, 78,714; A. B. Fleming, Democrat, 78,604. Fleming contests for fraudulent returns, and is declared elected by a party vote of the legislature, 43 to 40......Feb. 4, 1890 Hatfield-McCoy feud ended by a marriage......March 21, 1891 First State board of agriculture meets at Charleston......May 4, 1891 Stephen B. Elkins qualifies as United States Secretary of War......Dec. 24, 1891 Coal miners went on strike July 2, 1897 [Ended by compromise, Sept. 11.] Ex-Senator W. T. Willey dies at Morgantown......May 2, 1900 Ex-Postmaster-General William L. Wilson dies at Lexington, Va......Oct. 17, 1900 Wisconsin
e Union from June 20, 1863......Dec. 31, 1862 Confederates under General Jones burn 100,000 barrels of petroleum at Burning Springs......May 9, 1863 Inauguration of new State government takes place at Wheeling......June 20, 1863 Supreme Court of Appeals organized at Wheeling......July 9, 1863 Gen. W. W. Averill defeats Maj. John Echols in battle of Droop Mountain......Nov. 6, 1863 Transfer of the counties of Berkeley (Aug. 5, 1863) and Jefferson (Nov. 2, 1863) from the State of Virginia to West Virginia is recognized by joint resolution of Congress......March 10, 1866 Amendments to State constitution ratified, excluding from citizenship all who had, subsequent to June, 1861, given voluntary aid to the Southern Confederacy......May 24, 1866 Legislature ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment......Jan. 16, 1867 West Virginia University at Morgantown opened......June 17, 1867 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment......March 3, 1869 Charleston chosen as se
West Virginia, state of A State of the United States formed from Virginia west of the Alleghany Mountains, is of irregular shape, a narrow strip known as the Panhandle extending north between Pennsylvania and Ohio some 70 miles, and Maryland cutting a triangle out of the northeastern portion. It lies between lat. 37° 5′ and 40° 37′ N., and long. 77° 4′ and 82° 40′ W. Its general boundary is Pennsylvania and Maryland on the north, Virginia on the east and south, and Kentucky and Ohio on the west. Area, 24,780 square miles in fifty-four counties. Population, 1890, 762,794; 1900, 958,800. Capital, Charleston. Harper's Ferry established as a ferry......1748 Baptist church formed at Opequon, Berkeley county, under charge of Rev. John Gerard, from New England......1754 Battle of the Trough, near Moorefield. A small band of settlers pursuing Indians under Kill Buck are hemmed in between mountain and river, and obliged to retreat with loss of half their number......spr
Morgantown (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-west-virginia-state-of
d a strip about 70 miles long upon the Ohio west of Pennsylvania, now known as the Panhandle......March 1, 1784 General Assembly directs the establishment of Morgantown......October, 1785 Wheeling laid out in town lots by Col. Ebenezer Zane......1793 Charleston created by act of legislature......Dec. 19, 1794 Aaron Burn voluntary aid to the Southern Confederacy......May 24, 1866 Legislature ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment......Jan. 16, 1867 West Virginia University at Morgantown opened......June 17, 1867 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment......March 3, 1869 Charleston chosen as seat of government by legislature, Feb. 20,4, 1891 Stephen B. Elkins qualifies as United States Secretary of War......Dec. 24, 1891 Coal miners went on strike July 2, 1897 [Ended by compromise, Sept. 11.] Ex-Senator W. T. Willey dies at Morgantown......May 2, 1900 Ex-Postmaster-General William L. Wilson dies at Lexington, Va......Oct. 17, 1900 Wisconsin
West Virginia, state of A State of the United States formed from Virginia west of the Alleghany Mountains, is of irregular shape, a narrow strip known as the Panhandle extending north between Pennsylvania and Ohio some 70 miles, and Maryland cutting a triangle out of the northeastern portion. It lies between lat. 37° 5′ and 4.May, 1778 By grant of William Penn in 1681, the western boundary of Pennsylvania is the meridian 5 degrees west of the Delaware. Virginia in ceding to the United States lands beyond the Ohio, in 1784, reserved a strip about 70 miles long upon the Ohio west of Pennsylvania, now known as the Panhandle......March 1, 1784 Generd-McCoy feud ended by a marriage......March 21, 1891 First State board of agriculture meets at Charleston......May 4, 1891 Stephen B. Elkins qualifies as United States Secretary of War......Dec. 24, 1891 Coal miners went on strike July 2, 1897 [Ended by compromise, Sept. 11.] Ex-Senator W. T. Willey dies at Morgantow
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