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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice

August 5, 1767 — July 5, 1851

 
 
Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
1. Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice Marker
Inscription. Revolutionary Soldier 1780–81. First white child born in West Virginia. Son of Frederick Ice, who hewed these millstones from the adjacent hill, installed them on Buffalo Creek, Barrackville W. Va. in the mill operated by his descendants for 135 years.

Also the site of Ice’s Ferry where Washington Crossed the Cheat River in 1784.
 
Erected 1932 by the Ice Family Association on August 17th.
 
Location. 39° 40.086′ N, 79° 51.582′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Cheat Road (County Route 857) and Mont Chateau Road, on the left on Cheat Road. 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. Ice’s Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Stopped Here (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Pierpont (approx. 1.9 miles away); Henry Clay Furnace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Henry Clay Iron Furnace (approx. 2.6 miles away); Easton Roller Mill (approx. 3.1
David Adam Ice Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
2. David Adam Ice Monument
miles away); Salt Sand (approx. 3.3 miles away); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morgantown.
 
More about this marker. This location is the eastern approach to the old steel truss Cheat Road bridge over Cheat Lake, which has been demolished and replaced with the bridge visible in photograph No. 3. The monument was moved to here when the bridge was replaced in the 2000s.

There is no walkway to this monument, and no parking on this side of the road. You must straddle the highway guardrail and carefully make your way across the rip-rap until you reach solid ground.
 
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David Adam Ice Monument at the New Cheat River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 17, 2014
3. David Adam Ice Monument at the New Cheat River Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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