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1792

White hunters began to settle in Tyler County

Other events that happened on or around 1792

1798

Robert Gorrell founded Middlebourne

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1800

Henry Jolley established a ferry across the Ohio River at Sistersville

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1802

Charles Wells founded Wells Landing (now Sistersville)

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1808

John Tyler became governor of Virginia

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Dec 06, 1814

Tyler County was formed from Ohio County

1815

Middlebourne became the county seat of Tyler County

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1892

The Polecat well was drilled

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1894

The Big Moses gas well was drilled

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1895

Ephraim Wells opened the Wells Hotel in Sistersville

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1900

Tyler County's oil and gas boom peaked

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1908

Sistersville General Hospital was founded

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Nov 05, 1922

Cecil Harland Underwood was born in Josephs Mills

1937

The women of Friendly seated an all-female municipal government

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1972

The Wells Hotel building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places

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