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1770

John Corbly settled in the Morgantown area

Other events that happened on or around 1770

1781

John Alderson Jr. began Baptist work in southern West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1781

1782

Corbly's family attacked by Indians on way to church

1800

There were about 16 churches in present West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1800

1835

There were four associations of Baptist churches in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1835

1845

Southern Baptist Convention organized

Other events that happened on or around 1845

1861

There were six Baptists associations in West Virginia with almost 7,000 members

Other events that happened on or around 1861

1865

The Baptist General Association of West Virginia (West Virginia Baptist Convention) formed

Other events that happened on or around 1865

1866

There were 250 churches in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1866

1869

Split between the Northern and Southern Baptists mended

Other events that happened on or around 1869

1900

There were 600 Baptist churches in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1900

1940

West Virginia Baptist Historical Society formed

Other events that happened on or around 1940

1981

West Virginia Baptist Historical Society occupied a vault and adjoining room of the West Virginia Baptist Conference Center at Ripley

Other events that happened on or around 1981

2000

The West Virginia Baptist Convention reported 463 churches

Other events that happened on or around 2000


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