West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors

West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors (HM1E9A)

Location: Parkersburg, WV 26101 Wood County
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N 39° 15.864', W 81° 33.768'

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West Virginia's First Governor

Arthur I. Boreman presided at June 1861 Wheeling Convention where statehood plan formulated. Elected state's first governor June 20, 1863. He served three, two-year terms, resigning in 1868 to take U.S. Senate seat. Parkersburg attorney served as Wood County Circuit Judge 1861-1863 and 1888-1896. He is buried in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

Parksburg Governors

Parkersburg was home for four of West Virginia's first 11 governors. Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896, first governor, served 1863-69; W.E. Stevenson (1820-83), third governor served 1869-71; Jacob B. Jackson (1829-93), sixth governor, served 1881-85); A.B. White (1856-1941), eleventh governor, served 1901-05)
HM NumberHM1E9A
Year Placed1998
Placed ByWood County Historical and Preservation Society, West Virginia Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 451447 N 4346268
Decimal Degrees39.26440000, -81.56280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.864', W 81° 33.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 51.84" N, 81° 33' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 280-294 Market St, Parkersburg WV 26101, US
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