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History

Welcome to the History news directory at West Virginia Explorer, where you’ll find an archive of the most recent West Virginia history news published at West Virginia Explorer.

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Visiting the site of one of West Virginia’s legendary tragedies

https://youtu.be/R_Kz19WtII8 The tale of the Green-Harrison Tragedy is among the most enduring legends handed down from the settlement of the lower Kanawha Valley region of...
Nathan Goff, Jr.

And then there was the time West Virginia had four governors

As bad as politics in West Virginia might seem today, there was a time when the state had four governors. In 1888, Nathan Goff, Jr., and...
Bridge over Eighteenmile Creek at Extra, WV

Tale of Green-Harrison Tragedy haunts the hills of Putnam County

Eighteenmile Creek wanders gently through the green hill country of northern Putnam County, revealing not in the least any potential for tragedy along its banks....
Mountain Scene in Randolph County WV

Did a lunatic discover West Virginia?

As humorous as the tale might seem, one enduring West Virginia legend posits that the land now within the boundaries of the Mountain State...

Rangers seek info in Thurmond, W.Va., vandalism case  

The National Park Service is seeking information in its investigation of a break-in and significant vandalism at a historic house in the town of...

Strange tale of Eckerlin Brothers and struggle for religious freedom in...

West Virginia's history is filled with stories of religious diversity and of hermits and holy men who escaped the clamor and confines of civilization. Beyond...