“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Montgomery Marker
Inscription.  Settled before the Revolution by Levi Morris, whose father, William Morris, made the first permanent settlement in the Great Kanawha Valley. Named Coal Valley in 1879. Renamed when incorporated in 1891 for James C. Montgomery.
Erected 1971 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 38° 10.89′ N, 81° 19.382′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on 4th Avenue east of Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 4th Ave, Montgomery WV 25136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia Institute of Technology (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher H. Payne (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Montgomery (approx. ¼ mile away); Fayette County / Kanawha County
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Ancient Works (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bull Moose Special (approx. 4 miles away); Holly Grove “Bull Moose Special” (approx. 4 miles away); Mucklow / Gallagher, WV (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . .  WikiTree entry for Levi Morris. Excerpt:
“Levi, fifth son of William Morris, Sr., fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant. In settling the estate of their father, Leonard and John Morris, as Executors, deeded to Levi Morris 100 acres on the south side of the Kanawha, where Levi then lived (1793). This location was near the present town of Montgomery, and he is considered the first settler.”
(Submitted on August 18, 2019.) 
Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Montgomery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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