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  • County Fairs Summer is a time of county fairs throughout the state. Read More »

  • Civil War Site West Virginia dedicated Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park on July 4, 1928. Droop Mountain was the site of one of the most important Civil War battles fought on West Virginia soil. Read More »

  • Sutton Dam Governor Wally Barron dedicated the Sutton Dam July 8, 1961. The imposing concrete structure – 210 feet high and 1,178 feet long – helps control flooding along the Elk River. Read More »

  • Helvetia photographer Born in Helvetia on July 8, 1894, amateur photographer Walter Aegerter documented life in the Swiss village, such as the Helvetia Star Band in 1912. Read More »

  • Art and science The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston opened to the public July 12, 2003 Read More »

  • Opening of camp Camp Washington-Carver was dedicated on July 26, 1942. The camp, at Clifftop in Fayette County, served as the first 4-H camp for African-Americans in the country. Read More »

This Date in History

July 26, 1876: Allen Taylor Caperton died in Washington as U.S. Senator

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Monroe County encompasses 473.5 square miles of the southeastern portion of West Virginia, the Virginia border being its eastern and southern boundary. The New River separates Monroe County from Mercer County. The western end of Monroe County became part of Summers County in 1871. Greenbrier County is to the north. The Great Eastern Divide runs through Monroe County, separating the watersheds of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.<...

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