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1790

The Potowmac Guardian,and Berkeley Advertiser, West Virginia's first newspaper, was issued in Shepherdstown

1797

The Impartial Observer was founded in Shepherdstown

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1799

The Berkeley Intelligencer was founded in Martinsburg

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1804

The Monongalia Gazette was founded in Morgantown

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1807

The Wheeling Repository was established

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1810

The Bye-Stander was established in Clarksburg

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1814

The Charlestown Gazette was established in Wellsburg

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1820

The Western Star began in Weston

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1823

The Palladium of Virginia and the Pacific Monitor was founded in Lewisburg

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1830

The South Branch Intelligencer was established in Romney

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1844

The Spirit of Jeffersonnewspaper began in Charles Town

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1850

A reported 21 weeklies and 3 dailies were published in English or German in West Virginia

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1852

The Wheeling Intelligencer was established

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1857

The Ceredo Crescent was established

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1862

The Point Pleasant Register was founded as a weekly

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1863

Reported 250 newspapers had been established

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1870

The capital was moved from Wheeling to Charleston

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1875

The capital was moved from Charleston to Wheeling

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1885

The capital moved permanently back to Charleston aboard the Chesapeake and Belle Prince

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1896

The South Branch Intelligencer merged with the Hampshire Review

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1912

Reported 223 different newspapers were publishing in West Virginia

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1916

The Point Pleasant Register became a daily

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1948

The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper merged with the Farmers' Advocate

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2002

Only 25 presses printed all the newspapers operating in West Virginia

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2004

Total circulation of West Virginia newspapers was 781,753

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