How was the constitutionality of the creation of West Virginia handled?

Question by dov20051: How was the constitutionality of the creation of West Virginia handled?
Surely the creation of West Virginia was handled in a way that had, and still does not have, any precedent. It seems to be a mystery how and when the state was created. At the beginning of the Civil War the western end of Virginia prefered to stay in the Union and the eastern end of Virginia preferred to join the Confederacy. Suddenly there was another state in the Union; West Virginia. There has to be a legal procedure of some kind that is valid for such a major step.

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Answer by Kate
Neither Pennsylvania or Ohio wanted it lol. But there’s a really cool haunted prison there. Moundsville, check it out.

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