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West Virginia State Day

West Virginia Day

West Virginia State Day: June 20

June 20th

Adopted on June 20, 1863

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia on the condition that it would gradually abolish slavery. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective sixty days later on June 20, 1863.

"West Virginia Day" became a legal holiday by Chapter 59, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Session, 1927.


West Virginia State Day: June 20

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June 20th - West Virginia Day
West Virginia Day became a legal state holiday by Chapter 59, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Session, 1927 (WVC Þ2-2-1)

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