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Declared a state by President Abraham Lincoln, West Virginia is the only state to be designated by Presidential Proclamation.


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County seat. Laid out in 1839 by John Cuppy, but not incorporated until 1872. Formerly known as Cuppy Town and Vernon. Name changed to New Cumberland “out of deference to the wishes of the purchasers of land” at a lot sale conducted by John Cuppy.

Population, 1,099; elevation, 671 feet; 25-man volunteer fire department with three trucks, two full-time and three part-time policemen; elections held every two years on the second Tuesday in May; officials take office on July first.

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