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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 PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
1. State Capitol Marker
Inscription.  West Virginia's Capitol is much traveled; Wheeling to Charleston to Wheeling and then back to Charleston, it moved. At this spot it stood from 1885 until destroyed by fire in 1921. The Capitol now stands two miles east.
 
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 year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 38° 21.045′ N, 81° 38.002′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Street East (U.S. 60) and Capitol Street, on the right when traveling east on Lee Street East. Lee Street (u.S. 60) is one-way, eastbound. Capitol Street is one-way, north bound. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 Lee Street East, Charleston WV 25301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I Memorial
Wide view of the State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 23, 2014
2. Wide view of the State Capitol Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Israel - 1873 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mattie V. Lee Home, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garnet High School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each State Capitol marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. My West Virginia Home In Photos: Capitol Fire 1921. (Submitted on September 1, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. West Virginia Division of Culture and History: On This Day in West Virginia History... (Submitted on September 1, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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