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1751

Christopher Gist was the first European to record a visit in present Marshall County while exploring for the Ohio Company

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1769

The first white settlers in Marshall County were John Wetzel and his family

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1771

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

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1774

Fort Henry at Wheeling was constructed

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1831

The Western Virginian and People's Press was established in Elizabethtown

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Mar 12, 1835

Marshall County was created from part of Ohio County

1838

Abelard Tomlinson and Thomas Biggs dug up two burial vaults or tombs at Grave Creek Mound

1839

The first museum at Grave Creek Mound opened

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Dec 24, 1852

The B&O Railroad completed from Baltimore to Wheeling

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1866

Work began on the West Virginia Penitentiary

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1891

The Moundsville Daily Echo was established as a weekly newspaper

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1892

The Fostoria Glass Company opened in Moundsville

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1896

The Moundsville Daily Echo became a daily publication

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1899

The first execution occurred at the Moundsville State Penitentiary

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1900

The Benwood Ironworks grew into a large steel mills

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1901

The United State Stamping Company began operations

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1904

Wheeling Metal and Manufacturing Company opened in Glen Dale

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1909

Legislature appropriated funds to purchase Grave Creek Mound

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1918

The United Zinc Smelting Corporation began operation in Marshall County

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1922

The Leadclad Wire Company was established by Wheeling Metal

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1934

Louis Marx & Company opened the world's largest toy plant in Glen Dale, Marshall County

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1936

State Route 2 was completed as an important north-south highway

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1939

Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes was instrumental in uniting the three branches of the Methodist Church

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1941

The electric railway from McMechen and Moundsville were replaced by buses

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1945

The United Zinc Smelting Corporation ceased operations in Marshall County

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1947

The Pence Springs property containing the original spring, hotel and fields were purchased by the state of West Virginia for use as a state prison for women

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1952

Original Mound Museum opened at Grave Creek Mound

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1963

Reynolds Memorial Hospital opened a new facility in Glen Dale

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1965

Governor Smith signed bill to end death penalty in West Virginia

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1973

The Palace of Gold began construction in the Hare Krishna community

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1978

The Delf Norona Museum opened

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1980

Old Louis Marx toy factory closed

1986

Fostoria Glass plant in Moundsville closed

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1995

The Moundsville State Penitentiary closed

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2000

Marshall County's population was 35,519

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