On May 21, 1875, Governor John Jacob and several other state officials left Charleston for Wheeling, aboard the steamer Emma Graham, after a legislative act temporarily moving the state capital to Wheeling became law.
State Capital Relocated to Wheeling
Supreme Court Case on the Removal of State Capital to Wheeling
Wheeling Intelligencer Article on the Removal of State Capital to Wheeling
On This Day in West Virginia History: May