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Doddridge County

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1787

James Caldwell patented 20,000 acres in Doddridge County

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1807

James Caldwell land in West Union (Doddridge County) was sold, and settled by Nathan, William, and Joseph Davis

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1838

Northwestern Virginia Turnpike was completed to Parkersburg

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Feb 04, 1845

Doddridge County was formed

1845

Luke Jaco opened a tavern and stagecoach stop that was part of the Underground Railroad

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1846

Joseph Diss Debar moved to Parkersburg

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1864

Joseph Diss Debar was named the first West Virginia commissioner of immigration

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Nov 09, 1874

Matthew Mansfield Neely was born in Grove

1892

The Center Point oil pool was opened by the South Penn Oil

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1900

Doddridge County population was 13,689

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1914

Doddridge County's first roads were paved

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1933

Doddridge County High School was created

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1964

Work began at Parkersburg to make U.S. 50 a four-lane highway

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2000

Doddridge population reached 7,403

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