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It is the capital of the state of West Virginia and has the courthouse of the county, and a reputation.
The town was founded by George Clendenin and family and many friends, and is noted for landing the courthouse of the county while William Morris was busy about other things.
It might be said that Charleston and Charleston district are about the same, and it is generally supposed to have a courthouse ring that runs things in Kanawha - sometimes.
It includes almost all of the two Bullett surveys - the (1030) A. on upper side of Elk, surveyed in 1779, and the Bullet (1240) A. below Elk. It did not grow much until after the war was over. It has always been a question whether it were not preferable as a town rather than a city, for the purposes of a home.