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Monongalia County Markers
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Easton Roller Mill
Steam driven grist mill, built ca. 1870 by Henry Koontz, could grind 120 bu. of grain daily. Stone burrs were replaced with iron rollers in 1894, improving output and quality, and representing peak technological development for a local flour mill. Several owners operated mill before changes in marketing and consumer habits, coupled with reduced local grain supply, forced closing in 1930. — Map (db m14087) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — MO2 — Harmony Grove Church
Built before the Civil War on land donated by Rufus E. and Elizabeth Conn in 1854, this church was the meetinghouse for congregations of Episcopal, Presbyterian , Methodist Episcopal, and Methodist Protestant denominations. It was placed on the National Register in 1983. — Map (db m64093) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Monongalia Arts Center
Built in 1913 and 1914 under the direction of U.S. Department of Treasury Supervising Architect Oscar Wenderoth and at a cost of $97,000, this cut stone and marble Neoclassical structure housed the U.S. Postal Service and federal agencies in Morgantown for 58 years. The Federal Government vacated the building in 1973 and two years later it was purchased by the Louis F. Tanner family which presented the historic portion of the building to the community as a regional arts center. Monongalia Arts . . . — Map (db m16098) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Monongalia County War Memorial
In memory of Monongalia's sons “They fought for the freedom of others.” In memory of “Our Sons” who fought for the freedom of the world, 1917-1918 In memory of “Our Women” who sacrificed for the freedom of the world, 1917-1918 “In memory of Monongalia's Sons, who fought for liberty. Rest in Peace.” Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865 Spanish American War 1898 — Map (db m20692) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Monongalia County/Pennsylvania
Side A Monongalia County Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks". Side B Pennsylvania Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles III. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by the Swedes in . . . — Map (db m69903) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Old Stone House
Oldest stone house in Monongalia County. By legend built by Jacob Nuze on original lot 25. Sold 1795 to tavern-keeper Henry Dering. Owned 1800 - 1813 by potters John Thompson and Jacob Foulk. Bought by Joseph Shackelford who operated a tanyard here for 50 years. A minister, he led the first Methodist reform movement in the area. First Methodist-Protestant Church formed here, 1830. Sold to Frank Cox and George Baker, 1895. Used as a dwelling and tailor shop. Occupied by Morgantown Service . . . — Map (db m64090) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials
In memory of the members of General Daniel Morgan Post No. 548 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.A. who gave their lives in service in World War II George C. Phillips • John J. Luteman • Clarence Prager • Barton W. Core • James W. Propst • DeSales R. Cotter — Map (db m14088) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Pentress — Border Heroine
Frontier narratives record many hostilities between settlers and Native Americans. One account states Mrs. Bozarth, in a hand-to-hand fight, armed with axe only, killed three men during a 1779 attack on her cabin at the Dunkard Creek settlement. — Map (db m1031) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Pentress — Catawba War Path
Branch of Warrior Trail of the Great Catawba Indian War Path located here where Mason and Dixon Survey crossed Dunkard Creek for third time. Guide, Six Nations Indians’ chief, declared he “would not proceed one step further,” because hostile Delaware and Shawnee Indians had ordered them to halt. On Oct. 18, 1767, western end of original Mason-Dixon Line was set on the next high peak, Brown’s Hill. — Map (db m1044) HM
West Virginia (Monongalia County), Pursglove — Scotts Run/The First Shack
Scotts Run By the 1930s 10,000 residents representing 28 nationalities and tied to the coal industry crowded the hillsides, victims of severe poverty brought on by a coal recession and Great Depression. "The Shack" and Scotts Run Settlement House brought needed services and interest of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in relief programs.

The First Shack North 50 feet was first site for "The Shack", community center set up by Presbyterian mission worker Mary Behner to serve mining . . . — Map (db m50473) HM

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