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1807

William Parsons built the first road between Clarksburg and Point Pleasant

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1830

Harry Ripley died at Mill Creek

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Dec 19, 1832

Ripley received its charter

1832

The first courthouse at Ripley was built

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1858

The second courthouse at Ripley was built

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1863

The first free school opened in Ripley

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1864

The first newspaper in Ripley, the Jackson Democrat was established

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1877

The Jackson Democrat became the Jackson Herald

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1883

Ripley's population was at 614

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1886

A referendum confirmed Ripley as county seat of Jackson County

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Dec 16, 1897

Ripley was the site of West Virginia's last public hanging

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1913

The first high school opened in Ripley

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1920

The third courthouse at Ripley was built

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1989

The Jackson County Fair had an attendance of 30,000 with 2,000 exhibits


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