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Today in History

January 18
1912. The Virginia Free Press noted that this day was the coldest since the winter of the Civil War 50 years ago "when soldiers froze stiff" along the Potomac and the river was frozen down to the bed.

Welcome to the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project!

The West Virginia GeoExplorer is an innovative geographically-based web resource for exploring the history, culture, and architecture of West Virginia. Jefferson County serves as the starting point for project efforts, which will later be expanded to encompass the rest of the state.
 
Using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, digital imaging, and the rich concentration of local primary historical materials, it is a freely-available resource for scholars, students, professionals, and laymen, with potential uses ranging from a digital archives of primary sources, to a research and educational tool, to an integral part of the community's planning and development process.
 

 
Graphic of WV GeoExplorer Introduction Video 
 
Click here to view the new WV GeoExplorer video. 

 

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