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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
January 26, 1865


Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia
(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865)

CHAP. 2. An ACT to change the County Seat of Jefferson county from Charlestown to Shepherdstown.

Passed January 26, 1865.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

1.The county seat of Jefferson county shall cease to be at Charlestown, in said county, on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

2. The county seat of Jefferson county shall be located at the town of Shepherdstown, in said county, until removed therefrom by a vote of the people of said county.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1865

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