First State Capitol

First State Capitol (HM2MRO)

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N 40° 3.91', W 80° 43.193'

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Built in 1859 for Linsly Institute, this building served as the first capitol of West Virginia from 1863 to 1870. The inauguration of the state's first governor, Arthur I. Boreman, was held here on June 20, 1863. West Virginia ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, and the 14th and 15th amendments, occurred within these walls.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives & History
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Date Added Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 523887 N 4435027
Decimal Degrees40.06516667, -80.71988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.91', W 80° 43.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 54.6" N, 80° 43' 11.58" W
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