On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Independence Hall, Wheeling
Independence Hall, Wheeling

A constitutional convention for the proposed state of Kanawha opened on November 26, 1861.

Learn more:
Debates and Proceedings of the First Constitutional Convention of West Virginia
Delegates to the First Constitutional Convention
First West Virginia Constitution
What's In A Name? The Naming of West Virginia
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: November