Near Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
West Virginia / Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 43.236′ N, 79° 54.654′ W. Marker is near Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on U.S. 119. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason-Dixon Line (here, next to this marker); Albert Gallatin (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 2 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Martin Monongahela River (approx. 3.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Preserving the 1910 Landscape (approx. 4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Friendship Hill (approx. 4 miles away in Pennsylvania).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • War, French and Indian •
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