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1749

The French expedition under Celeron de Blainville landed at Wheeling

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1769

The Zane brothers were the first white men to settle in present Ohio County

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1774

Fort Henry at Wheeling was constructed

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Oct 07, 1776

The General Assembly created three new counties, Monongalia, Ohio and Yohogania from West Augusta

1776

Ohio County was organized at a meeting of the landholders

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1779

The Ohio County courthouse was completed in West Liberty

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1784

Yohogania County was dissolved when the Virginia-Pennsylvania border dispute was settled

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1796

Construction began on a more substantial courthouse for Ohio County

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Dec 27, 1797

Seat of Ohio County was moved to Wheeling

1818

The National Road, the first major highway in the region, was completed to Wheeling

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1836

A new building was authorized to be built in Wheeling for the Ohio County courthouse

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1849

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was opened for traffic

Dec 24, 1852

The B&O Railroad completed from Baltimore to Wheeling

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1861

Camp Carlisle became a major army recruiting and training center

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Jun 20, 1863

Wheeling first became the state capital

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1865

The army recruiting and training center at Camp Carlisle ceased

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1885

The former state capital was used for the Ohio County Courthouse

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1920

La Belle Ironworks merged with Wheeling Iron and Steel and Whitaker-Glessner Company to form Wheeling Steel Corporation

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1940

Population of Ohio County peaked at 73,115

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1960

The City-County Building in Ohio County was dedicated

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2000

Population of Ohio County was 47,427

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