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Philippi, West Virginia, USA

The first major land battle fought between Union and Confederate soldiers in the Civil War was the Battle of Philippi on June 3, 1861.

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  • Philippi was established by charter in 1844.


  • 1852 - (Philippi, WV) - In 1852 Lemuel Chenoweth, an Appalachian architect and carpenter, built a covered bridge in Philippi to provide a link on the turnpike running between Beverly and Fairmont.

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  • In 1861, the city (Philippi, WV) was the site of the Battle of Philippi, known as "The Philippi Races". Although a minor skirmish, this is considered the earliest notable land action of the American Civil War.

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  • Philippi was incorporated by act of the West Virginia Legislature on 1 February 1871.


  • The first railroad — the Grafton and Greenbrier, a narrow gauge — arrived at Philippi on 25 January 1884.

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  • 1895 - Philippi
    Philippi or fil’ip-pé, a post-village, capital of Barbour co., W. Va., on the Tygart's Valley River, about 88 miles S.S.E. of Wheeling, and 20 miles...Read MORE...


  • 1905 - (Philippi, WV) - new Barbour County Courthouse completed


  • 1906
    Philippi, fe-lip'pi or fil'ip-pe, a banking post-town, capital of Barbour CO., W. Va., on the Tygart's Valley River, 23 miles S. of Grafton, on the...Read MORE...


  • Philippi, West Virginia, USA
    Barbour County Court House
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  • Philippi, West Virginia, USA
    Geneva Hotel
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  • Philippi, West Virginia, USA
    Main Building, Broaddus Colleage, Philippi, W. Va.
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Barbour County Court House
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Geneva Hotel
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Main Building, Broaddus Colleage, Philippi, W. Va.
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  • Philippi was established by charter in 1844.
  • 1852 - (Philippi, WV) - In 1852 Lemuel Chenoweth, an Appalachian architect and carpenter, built a covered bridge in Philippi to provide a link on the turnpike running between Beverly and Fairmont.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1861, the city (Philippi, WV) was the site of the Battle of Philippi, known as "The Philippi Races". Although a minor skirmish, this is considered the earliest notable land action of the American Civil War.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Philippi was incorporated by act of the West Virginia Legislature on 1 February 1871.
  • The first railroad — the Grafton and Greenbrier, a narrow gauge — arrived at Philippi on 25 January 1884.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Philippi
    Philippi or fil’ip-pé, a post-village, capital of Barbour co., W. Va., on the Tygart's Valley River, about 88 miles S.S.E. of Wheeling, and 20 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1905 - (Philippi, WV) - new Barbour County Courthouse completed
  • 1906
    Philippi, fe-lip'pi or fil'ip-pe, a banking post-town, capital of Barbour CO., W. Va., on the Tygart's Valley River, 23 miles S. of Grafton, on the... Read MORE...

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