Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors
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.
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1861.
Location. 39° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wetherell's Jewelers Clock (a few steps from this marker); 9-11-2001 (a few steps from this marker); The Strength of Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood County 911 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creating West Virginia (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.