Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Monongalia County Courthouse
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 39° 37.781′ N, 79° 57.387′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse Square (here, next to this marker); To the Patriots of the American Revolution (here, next to this marker); World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korean Conflict Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Conflict Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “In 1884 the courthouse was declared dangerous. The County Court began making plans for a new building and in 1887 James P Bailey, an architect from Pittsburgh, Pa, was hired for $25 to design a new courthouse. There was much opposition from the townspeople which resulted in two failed proposed bond issues for a new courthouse. On September 13, 1890, county officials removed the records from the courthouse at midnight and began demolition on the building. The townspeople sought a couth injunction to stop further work but the court officials had all left town and no local lawyer would represent them.” (Submitted on June 20, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2018, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.