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

Chief James H. Kennedy

 
 
Chief James H. Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
1. Chief James H. Kennedy Marker
Inscription.  
In memory
Chief James H. Kennedy
At this location on Nov. 14, 1917
Chief Kennedy gave his life
defending the town from
destruction by fire

Morgantown Fire Department Centennial

 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersHeroes. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1917.
 
Location. 39° 37.838′ N, 79° 57.318′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 119) south of Fayette Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 371 High Street, 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. Don Knotts (a few steps from this marker); First Methodist Protestant Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zackwill Morgan (about 400 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); To the Patriots of the American Revolution
Chief James H. Kennedy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. Chief James H. Kennedy Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Monongalia County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Honor Roll (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Also see . . .  West Virginia Fallen Firefighter Memorial. West Virginia Archives & History website entry:
Dedicated to West Virginia Firefighters Who Died in the Line of Duty (includes Chief James Kennedy). (Submitted on June 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 20, 2022