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Virginia v. West Virginia


1861

Virginia seceded from the Union

Other events that happened on or around 1861

Apr 30, 1862

Four additional counties opted to go with West Virginia in a referendum on the constitution

Other events that happened on or around April 30, 1862

1862

Congress agreed to the creation of West Virginia

May 28, 1863

Elections in Berkeley and Jefferson counties endorsed joining West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around May 28, 1863

Jun 20, 1863

West Virginia entered the Union as the 35th state

Other events that happened on or around June 20, 1863

1865

Virginia legislature repealed laws consenting to the admission of Berkeley and Jefferson counties to West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1865

Mar 07, 1866

Joint resolution of Congress confirmed transfer of Berkeley and Jefferson counties to West Virginia

Mar 06, 1871

The Supreme Court rejected Virginia's claims to Berkeley and Jefferson counties in Virginia v. West Virginia


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