West Virginia First State Capitol

West Virginia First State Capitol (Wheeling, West Virginia)

West Virginia First State Capitol (Wheeling, West Virginia)

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Built in 1858, the building hosted West Virginia’s state government from the state’s founding in 1863 through 1870, and again between 1875 and 1876, as the state’s capital switched several times between Wheeling and Charleston.

After the capital was permanently relocated to Charleston, the building served for a number of years as city hall for Wheeling as well as the county courthouse for Ohio County.  The West Virginia First State Capitol today hosts private offices.