On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Page from West Virginia Reports, 1873-74

On August 6, 1873, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia met for the first time in Charlestown, Jefferson County. The law mandating sessions in this Eastern Panhandle community remained in force until 1915.

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"Court of Appeals"
"Supreme Court of Appeals"
Legislative act on organization of the Supreme Court of Appeals, approved January 11, 1873
"Charleston, Too Much Law" (Supreme Court of Appeals)
"An Attempt to Remove the Court of Appeals from Wheeling"
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On This Day in West Virginia History: August

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