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

Core Arboretum

 
 
Core Arboretum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
1. Core Arboretum Marker
Inscription.  The Core Arboretum was part of the Krepps Farm until 1948, when West Virginia University purchased land for the Evansdale campus. The WVU Department of Biology manages the 91 acre arboretum as a place for research, study, exercise and quiet recreation. Three miles of arboretum trails provide access to 300 kinds of trees and 300 species of herbaceous plants. 180 species of birds have been seen at the arboretum. Interpretive signs provide information about plants, wildlife, human history and geology. The Arboretum is named for distinguished botanist Earl L. Core (1902–1984), a member of the faculty of the Department of Biology from 1928 to 1972.
 
Erected by Frontiers to Mountaineers. Program made possible in part by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEducationHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 39° 38.807′ N, 79° 58.648′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County.
Core Arboretum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 19, 2014
2. Core Arboretum Marker
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Marker is at the intersection of Monongahela Boulevard (U.S. 19) and Evansdale Drive, on the right when traveling south on Monongahela Boulevard. It is at the small visitor’s parking lot at the entrance to the Arboretum that can only be reached from the southbound lanes. Make your u-turn at Patteson Drive entrance to the West Virginia University Coliseum. 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. Guthrie Loop Area (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Core Arboretum (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Island Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn Redwood (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia University (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sugar Maple (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022