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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1863.
 
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); Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); The Dr. John C. Hupp House (about 300 feet away); Kaley Center (about 400 feet away); WV Independence Hall (about 500 feet away); The First Saint Joseph Cathedral (about 500 feet away); To The Defenders of the Union (about 600 feet away); Old Garibaldi (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
First State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. First State Capitol Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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