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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

State’s Birthplace

 
 
State’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. State’s Birthplace Marker
Inscription. West Virginia was organized in 1861 at Washington Hall, 12th and Market streets. The Linsly Institute Building, Eoff and 15th streets, was the first Capitol. From 1875 to 1885, the Capitol was in the County-City Building.
 
Location. 40° 3.349′ N, 80° 40.176′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on National Road (U.S. 40) east of Wheeling Park Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. It is in Wheeling Park, near the entrance, at the Madonna of the Trail statue. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madonna of the Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Madonna of the Trail (a few steps from this marker); The National Pike (a few steps from this marker); Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); The Defenders of the Union (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of All who Served (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elm Grove Stone Bridge (approx. one mile away); Forks of Wheeling Creek (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
More about this marker. There is a paved semi-circular driveway
State’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. State’s Birthplace Marker
to pull over and park while visiting the Madonna of the Trail statue and markers.
 
Regarding State’s Birthplace. The capital of West Virginia is now Charleston, 150 miles south.
 
Also see . . .
1. May 13, 1861: First Wheeling Convention. (Submitted on December 2, 2006.)
2. June 11, 1861: First Session of the Second Wheeling Convention. (Submitted on December 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
3. Declaration of the People of Virginia. (Submitted on December 2, 2006.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Four Markers at the Pull-Off image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
3. Four Markers at the Pull-Off
State’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2010
4. State’s Birthplace Marker
View of historical marker in the left foreground, with a view of the Madonna of the Trail Monument, the National Pike marker, and the Jesse Lee Reno markers in the background, in the roadside park just off of the National Road.
State’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 27, 2007
5. State’s Birthplace Marker
and the Madonna of the Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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