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1670

John Lederer credited as first white person to visit the Eastern Panhandle

Other events that happened on or around 1670

1722

Settlement began in earnest after Virginia interpreted the Treaty of Albany, signed with the Iroquois Indians

Other events that happened on or around 1722

1726

First settlement near Bunker Hill, present West Virginia

1727

Settlement began in Mecklenburg (Shepherdstown)

1735

Settlement began in present Hampshire County

Other events that happened on or around 1735

1744

Isaac Van Meter settled in present Hardy County

Other events that happened on or around 1744

1866

Grant County was formed from Hardy County

Other events that happened on or around 1866

Jun 30, 1944

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was authorized as a national monument, the first in West Virginia

Nov 05, 1985

Record flooding occurred in central and eastern West Virginia, killing 47 people

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1985

1997

Census of Agriculture noted 2,426 farms in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1997


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