On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Capitol marker

On April 26, 1937, the first highway historical marker, "State Capitol," was installed and dedicated in Charleston.

Learn more:
"Initial Historical Marker Will Be Installed Monday"
"First Historical Marker on Site of Capitol That Burned"
Gov. Homer Holt's Remarks Accepting West Virginia's First Historical Marker
"First Historical Marker, on Old Capitol Site, Presented to State"
Gov. Homer Holt Speaking at the First Marker Ceremonies
Four of the Speakers at the First Marker Ceremonies


On April 26, 1927, the West Virginia legislature passed an act incorporating the Raleigh County community of Beckley.

Learn more:
Beckley Municipal Charter
"Beckley Charter Much Changed Since Inception"

On April 26, 1907, Carrie Nation addressed a crowd in Grafton.

Learn more:
From Mrs. Carrie Nation

On This Day in West Virginia History: April

West Virginia Archives and History