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

Indian Park - Burrows Cemetery

 
 
Indian Park - Burrows Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 30, 2020
1. Indian Park - Burrows Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Once part of the Burris farm, site holds a limestone monument to Sarah Morgan Burrows (Burris) erected in 1910 to commemorate a raid on the Morgan homestead near Rivesville by Native Americans, during which her father, frontiersman and French and Indian War veteran David Morgan, effectively defended the family. A 1937 WPA survey found the graves of several families in the cemetery.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Morgantown, West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWars, US IndianWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 39° 39.685′ N, 79° 58.49′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Collins Ferry Road (County Road 57) and Aspen Street, on the left when traveling north on Collins Ferry Road. Marker
Closeup of Monument Text image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 30, 2020
2. Closeup of Monument Text
In Memory of Sarah Morgan Wife of Elijah Burrows 1767-1791 She was the little girl with her brother Stephen in the melon patch when her father, David Morgan had his famous fight with two Indians near Rivesville, W Va. Apr 1st 1779
is on the northwest corner of Collins Ferry Road and Aspen Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3360 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll Star City, W.Va. (approx. 0.9 miles away); John F. Kennedy Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Star City Veterans Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Virginia University (approx. one mile away); Core Arboretum (approx. one mile away); Legends (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Legends (approx. 1.2 miles away); 201st Infantry/ Field Artillery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Indian Park - Burrows Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 30, 2020
3. Indian Park - Burrows Cemetery Marker
Sarah Morgan Burrows Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 30, 2020
4. Sarah Morgan Burrows Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Last updated on July 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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