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1797

Oceana was established

Other events that happened on or around 1797

Jan 26, 1850

Wyoming County was formed by the General Assembly from part of Logan County

1889

Major timbering began in Wyoming County

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1890

There were 6,247 residents in Wyoming County

Other events that happened on or around 1890

1907

Pineville was renamed and incorporated, and became county seat of Wyoming County

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1909

The Virginian Railway was completed, the last entry into West Virginia's coalfields.

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1916

The Wyoming County courthouse was built

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1919

C. H. Mead completed the first commercial gas well in Wyoming County

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1922

First large mine in Wyoming County was opened by Raleigh-Wyoming Coal Company

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1930

Wyoming County population was 20,926

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1950

Wyoming County population was 37,540

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Nov 04, 1952

William Casey Marland was elected governor

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1964

Oscar Mairs and Hillis Youse recorded the Luther Elkins petroglyph site.

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1965

Robert D. Bailey became secretary of state

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1969

The Luther Elkins Petroglyph was studied

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1981

Warren McGraw became state senate president

1982

The Luther Elkins Petroglyph was claimed to be of Irish origin with ancient markings

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1984

Warren McGraw stopped serving as state senate president

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1993

Darrell McGraw became state attorney general

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Nov 03, 1998

Warren McGraw was elected to an unexpired term on the state Supreme Court

Other events that happened on or around November 03, 1998

Nov 02, 2004

Brent Benjamin was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals

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