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

Morgan Cabin

 
 
Morgan Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
1. Morgan Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Originally built 1731-34 as second home of Morgan Morgan-first white settler in West Virginia. Rebuilt with some of original logs in 1976 as a State and County Bicentennial project. It was here during the Revolution that James Morgan, the grandson of Col. Morgan Morgan was shot and killed by a group of Tories. Since then, this area has been known as Torytown.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 19.904′ N, 78° 6.319′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Runneymead Road half a mile west of Goldmiller Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. Cool Spring Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); Zacquill Morgan House
Morgan Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 25, 2020
2. Morgan Cabin Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Morgan Chapel (approx. 2.6 miles away); James Johnston Pettigrew Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mill Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Morgan Morgan - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Morgan Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
3. Morgan Cabin
Plaque on Morgan Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
4. Plaque on Morgan Cabin
A Berkeley County Historic Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,771 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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