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Apr 30, 1774

Daniel Greathouse led a party to ambush on Mingo Indians, killing all, including Chief Logan's family

Other events that happened on or around April 30, 1774


House of the Brooke County's historical museum was built in Wellsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1795

Nov 30, 1796

Brooke County established under act of the General Assembly of Virginia

May 23, 1797

First county meeting held in Wellsburg


The first glass factory in Western Virginia was built at Wellsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1813

Jan 15, 1848

Hancock County was created from Brooke County

Feb 28, 1878

The Panhandle Railroad made its first run

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