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1771

Joseph, Samuel, and James Tomlinson established the first settlement at what is now Moundsville

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1798

Joseph Tomlinson laid out lots named Elizabethtown

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1799

The first recorded school was established in Moundsville

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1826

School sessions were held regularly in Moundsville

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1830

Elizabethtown was incorporated

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1832

Moundsville was established on land by Simeon Purdy

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1836

The first courthouse in Elizabethtown (present Moundsville) was built

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1866

Work began on the West Virginia Penitentiary

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1866

Elizabethtown and Moundsville were consolidated under Moundsville

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1876

The second courthouse in Elizabethtown was built

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1955

The Night of the Hunter was adapted to film

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1971

The film Fools' Parade premiered at the Court Theater in Wheeling

1995

The Moundsville State Penitentiary closed

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2000

Moundsville had a population of 9,978

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