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County Court records being put in courthouse at Parsons, 1893
County Court records being put in courthouse at Parsons, 1893


On August 1, 1893, in the midst of controversy over the removal of the county seat of Tucker County from St. George to Parsons, a large group of men forcibly moved the county court records to Parsons.

Learn more:
"The Tucker Court War"
Articles from Wheeling Intelligencer on Tucker County Seat War
West Virginia Supreme Court Opinion in Hamilton et al v. Tucker County Court et al
Select Documents from Minear et al vs. County Court of Tucker(Supreme Court Records, Ar1800)


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