On February 14, 1907, George A. Laughlin of The Wheeling Intelligencer and Orland H. Booton of the Charleston Mail fought on the chamber floor of the West Virginia Senate.
On February 14, 1962, Herman Guy Kump, who served as governor of West Virginia from 1933 to 1937, died.
On February 15, 1871, the West Virginia legislature adopted a joint resolution authorizing the appointment of commissioners to confer with the state of Virginia and report on West Virginia's portion of the Virginia debt.
On February 16, 1917, the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium was established. The West Virginia Board of Control purchased 185 acres of land and several buildings at Denmar in Pocahontas County, and the facility opened in January 1919.
On February 17, 1863, the West Virginia constitutional convention adopted the Willey Amendment, providing for gradual emancipation.
On February 18, 1969, UMW coal miners went on strike to protest the absence of black lung benefits.
On February 19, 1880, Roscoe Conklin Harrison, noted physician and founder of Harrison Hospital, was born.
On February 20, 1995, the West Virginia State Senate adopted a resolution designating the Golden Delicious as the official state fruit.