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1720

Daniel McGill organized Presbyterians into a "church order" at "Potomoke" near Shepherdstown

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1783

John McCue planted churches in Lewisburg, Union, and Spring Creek.

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1789

The Presbyterian general Assembly adopted a policy to send missionaries to the American frontier settlements to form new congregations.

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1808

The Committee on Missions of the Synod of Virginia sent John McElhenney as a Presbyterian evangelist in Greenbrier and Monroe counties

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1819

Henry Ruffner organized two Presbyterian congregations from which came Kanawha Salines in Malden and the Kanawha Church of Charleston

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1841

Henry Ruffner gathered with other western Virginians at a convention in Clarksburg and allied for a system of free public schools

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1871

McElhenney died as pastor of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg.

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Dec 26, 1872

In Charleston, the Presbyterian Church (Southern) and the Kanawha Presbyterian Church (Northern) split.

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1894

The first Presbyterian Church was formed in Williamson.

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1904

Davis & Elkins College founded by Southern Presbyterians

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1983

The major northern and southern branches of American Presbyterianism reunited

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