“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Old Stone House

Old Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, August 21, 2007
1. Old Stone House Marker
Inscription. 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 League, 1935, and restored to near original condition for use as headquarters and shop. House donated to League by Cox heirs, 1976.
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 39° 37.784′ N, 79° 57.431′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Chestnut St.. Touch for map. Copy was written by Rodney A. Pyles of Morgantown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 Chestnut St., Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monongalia County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgantown (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Pottery (about 600 feet away); Old Iron Works (about 700 feet away); Monongalia Arts Center (about 700 feet away); VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials (approx. ¼ mile away); Monongalia County War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Regarding Old Stone House. Stone House now houses a gift shop, you may go inside to browse the interior.
Also see . . .  Old Stone House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 3, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Architecture, Houses, Methodist
Categories. Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 452 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 2, 2013. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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