First Wheeling Convention

May 13, 1861: Political Leaders from Northwestern Virginia Gather in Wheeling

On May 13, 1861, political leaders, mostly from northwestern Virginia, gathered in Wheeling to address Virginia’s recent secession from the Union. At the…

Continue Reading Take Me to More News

June 20, 1863: West Virginia Enters the Union

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia entered the Union as the nation’s 35th state. It was the end of an unprecedented ladder to statehood that began with the…

Continue Reading Take Me to More News

June 20, 1863: West Virginia Enters the Union

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia entered the Union as the nation’s 35th state. It was the end of an unprecedented ladder to statehood that began with the…

Continue Reading Take Me to More News

More West Virginia News

Load More Articles