On This Day
in West Virginia History...


On December 1, 1790, two prominent Shepherdstown residents wrote to President George Washington to recommend that the capital of the United States be located in Shepherdstown.

Learn more:
Shepherdstown Considered For Nation's Capital
"The Capital On The 'Potowmack'"
"The Capitol That Might Have Been"
1791 Newspaper Article From the Potowmac Guardian and Berkeley Advertiser

On This Day in West Virginia History: December