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1780

Settlement in present Barbour County began

Other events that happened on or around 1780

Mar 03, 1843

Barbour County created by Virginia legislature

1852

Lemuel Chenoweth designed and built Philippi's covered bridge.

Other events that happened on or around 1852

Apr 17, 1861

Commonwealth of Virginia seceded from the Union; the Virginia secession convention votes to take Virginia out of the Union

Other events that happened on or around April 17, 1861

Jun 03, 1861

Battle of Philippi took place, considered first battle of the Civil War

Other events that happened on or around June 03, 1861

Jul 07, 1861

The Battle of Belington (Laurel Mountain) was fought

1909

Broaddus Institute (now Alderson-Broaddus College) moved from Clarksburg to Philippi

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1932

Alderson Academy merged with Broaddus Collegeto become Alderson-Broaddus College

Other events that happened on or around 1932

1948

Peak production of coal in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1948


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