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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

First State Capitol

 
 
First State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. First State Capitol Marker
Inscription.  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, 1863. West Virginia ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, and the 14th and 15th amendments, occurred within these walls.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 40° 3.91′ N, 80° 43.193′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Eoff Street and 15th Street, on the right when traveling south on Eoff Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named First State Capitol (here, next to this marker); To The Defenders of the Union, (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independence Hall (about 600 feet away); The First Campaign (about 600 feet away); Old Custom House
First State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. First State Capitol Marker
(about 700 feet away); Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station (about 700 feet away); B & O Railroad (about 800 feet away); The Athenaeum (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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