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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. West Virginia's First Governor-Parkersburg Governors Marker
Inscription.
West Virginia's First Governor

Arthur I. Boreman presided at June 1861 Wheeling Convention where statehood plan formulated. Elected state's first governor June 20, 1863. He served three, two-year terms, resigning in 1868 to take U.S. Senate seat. Parkersburg attorney served as Wood County Circuit Judge 1861-1863 and 1888-1896. He is buried in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

Parksburg Governors

Parkersburg was home for four of West Virginia's first 11 governors. Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896, first governor, served 1863-69; W.E. Stevenson (1820-83), third governor served 1869-71; Jacob B. Jackson (1829-93), sixth governor, served 1881-85); A.B. White (1856-1941), eleventh governor, served 1901-05)
 
Erected 1998 by Wood County Historical and Preservation Society, West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 15.864′ N, 81° 33.768′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 3rd Street on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood County Court House (within shouting distance of
West Virginia's First Governor-Parkersburg Governors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. West Virginia's First Governor-Parkersburg Governors Marker
this marker); Creating West Virginia (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (about 600 feet away); Parkersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Blennerhassett Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escape to Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blennerhassett Island (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Arthur I. Boreman - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Politics
 
West Virginia's First Governor-Parkersburg Governors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. West Virginia's First Governor-Parkersburg Governors Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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