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Near Bunker Hill in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Col. Morgan Morgan

 
 
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By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Col. Morgan Morgan Monument
Inscription.  Nov. 1, 1688 — Nov. 17, 1766. Erected by the State of West Virginia. In commemoration of the first settlement within the present boundaries of said State, which was made by Col. Morgan Morgan, a native of Wales, and Catherine Garretson, his wife, in the year 1726 on a tract of 1000 acres about 2 miles west of here.

Granted to him by colonial Virginia patent, and in recognition of the sterling character of the said Morgan and family who by their efforts and example, were largely useful in the community of which he was the founder and had great influence for good upon the early history of the territory now constituting this State.
His grave (marked) is nearby, adjacent Christ’s Episcopal Church formerly called Morgan’s Chapel, the oldest church in this State, which he helped organize and build.

Commissioners: Ephram F. Morgan, Governor of W. Va. • Harry P. Henshaw, State Senator • Mrs. Blanche M. Pickering • Haze Morgan.
A.D. MCMXXIV.
 
Erected 1926 by Col. Morgan Morgan Commission.
 
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By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Col. Morgan Morgan Monument
Churches & ReligionColonial EraNotable Events.
 
Location. 39° 20.15′ N, 78° 3.167′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Winchester Pike (U.S. 11) north of Old Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); "Morgan Acres" (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); James Johnston Pettigrew Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); Darkesville (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
More about this marker. Wales is a country in Great Britain, part of the United Kingdom.

There is a parking area behind the marker.
 
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3. Col. Morgan Morgan Headstone
"Col. M. Morgan Died Nov. 17 1766 Aged 78 Year"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,054 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Heather Neill of Gainesville, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of his grave • Photo of Morgan’s Chapel, if it is still standing • Photos of the restored Morgan’s Cabin and other photos of the museum nearby • Can you help?
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Jul. 3, 2020