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West Virginia was born out of sectional differences during the Civil War. Although Virginia joined the Confederacy in April , the western part of the state remained loyal to the Union and began the process of separation. The name honored a Native American tribe and a major state river of the same name. When the constitution for the proposed state was finalized in , however, the name had changed to the more generic West Virginia. The delegates from the western counties seeking statehood gathered in Wheeling to begin the process of joining the Union.
After West Virginia achieved statehood, the capital remained in the city. In , the capital shifted to Charleston, but it returned to Wheeling in Voters selected Charleston over Martinsburg and Clarksburg, and the capital finally moved to its permanent home in