Skip Navigation

"Time Trail,
West Virginia"
Statehood


October 9, 1856: Archibald Campbell & the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper

October 24, 1861: John Carlile & ratification of 1st statehood ordinance

December 31, 1862: Lincoln approves the statehood bill

March 26, 1863: WV statehood referendum

April 15, 1872: Death of statehood leader & U.S. Representative Peter G. Van Winkle

May 13, 1861: 1st Wheeling Convention


"Time Trail, West Virginia"

West Virginia History Center West Virginia History Center