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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

State Capitol

 
 
State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, August 8, 2021
1. State Capitol Marker
Inscription.  West Virginia's Capitol first located in Wheeling, 1863; moved to Charleston, 1870; back to Wheeling, 1875; and finally to Charleston, 1885. It was located two miles west until destroyed by fire, 1921. Present building was completed in 1931.
 
Erected 1972 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 38° 20.12′ N, 81° 36.748′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Kanawha Boulevard just west of California Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Zero Mile Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker Taliaferro Washington
State Capitol Marker seen along Kanawha Blvd looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
2. State Capitol Marker seen along Kanawha Blvd looking west
In 2019 the nearby Abraham Lincoln marker replaced this marker, reusing its pole. This marker was moved a few yards west.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Deal In Your Community (about 300 feet away); Thomas J. Jackson (about 400 feet away); Union Civil War Monument (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
State Capitol Dome image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
3. State Capitol Dome
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
4. State Capitol
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
5. State Capitol
View of the West Virginia State Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, August 8, 2021
6. View of the West Virginia State Capitol Building
State Capitol as seen from I-64/ I-77, Greenbrier Street exit image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2011
7. State Capitol as seen from I-64/ I-77, Greenbrier Street exit
State Capitol and its gold dome image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
8. State Capitol and its gold dome
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
9. State Capitol
The act of Congress admitting
West Virginia to conditional
statehood was approved by
President Lincoln on December
31, 1862. The condition having
been completed with, on April
20, 1863. He proclaimed West
Virginia a state in the union
from and after sixty days from
that date, or June 20, 1863.
State Capitol Fallen Firefighter Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
10. State Capitol Fallen Firefighter Memorial
State Capitol Fallen Partner (Police) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
11. State Capitol Fallen Partner (Police) Memorial
State Capitol Anna Jarvis, Founder of Mothers Day image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
12. State Capitol Anna Jarvis, Founder of Mothers Day
State Capitol , Robert C. Byrd, U.S. Senator image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
13. State Capitol , Robert C. Byrd, U.S. Senator
State Capitol , West Virginia Quarter display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
14. State Capitol , West Virginia Quarter display
features New River Gorge Bridge 2005
State Capitol - Bust of Native Son T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
15. State Capitol - Bust of Native Son T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson
State Capitol - South Grounds, Executive Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
16. State Capitol - South Grounds, Executive Mansion
State Capitol Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
17. State Capitol Grounds
Here stands an
American Elm sapling,
an offspring of the lone
"Survivor Tree" of the
April 19,1995
Oklahoma City bombing
of the federal building.

It was presented
to First Lady Gayle C. Manchin
and the people of the
State of West Virginia in 2006
by Oklahoma
First Lady Kim Henry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   6. submitted on August 12, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   17. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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