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

George Washington Stopped Here

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. George Washington Stopped Here Marker
Inscription.  One half mile north of this marker stood the house where George Washington stopped in September 1784 and conferred with leading men of this section “pursuing my inquiries respecting the navigation of the western waters”. Eager to investigate the Cheat River and the Monongahela River he sought out Samuel Hanway “the surveyor of Monongahela County” and he also sent to the court house in Morgans Town for Zackquill Morgan and others “who would have it in their power to give the best accounts that were to be obtained which, assenting to, they were sent for and came” Quotations from the diary of George Washington for September 24, 1784.
 
Erected 1932 by The Colonel John Evans Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Morgantown WV.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
 
Location.
George Washington Stopped Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. George Washington Stopped Here Marker
39° 39.252′ N, 79° 53.4′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Cheat Road and Canyon Road (County Route 67) on Old Cheat Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Pierpont (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Easton Roller Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ice’s Ferry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Joseph Snider (approx. 1.9 miles away); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 3 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2018, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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