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Feb 26, 1869

Legislature approved a bill to move the seat of government to Charleston

Other events that happened on or around February 26, 1869

Feb 20, 1875

Legislature approved a bill to move the seat of government back to Wheeling

Aug 07, 1877

West Virginia electorate chose Charleston as the seat of government

Jan 05, 1887

Governor Emanuel W. Wilson hosted a ball and banquet to formally open the new capitol in Charleston


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