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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia University

 
 
West Virginia University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
1. West Virginia University Marker
Inscription.  Founded by the Legislature on February 7, 1867, as the Agricultural College of West Virginia under terms of the Federal Land-Grant Act of 1862. On December 4, 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 35.748′ N, 79° 57.461′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Grafton Road (U.S. 119) and Fawley Lane, on the right when traveling north on Grafton Road. Located at the entrance to Dorsey's Knob Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunkard Sands (approx. 1.2 miles away); Norman Rossinow (approx. 1.7 miles away); James K. Samuel, Jr. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Patrick Dunn (approx. 1.7 miles
West Virginia University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2018
2. West Virginia University Marker
away); The Ghost of a Train (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monongalia County War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ford House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Willey House / Willey Amendment (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Also see . . .  West Virginia University. (Submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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