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

Monongalia County / Pennsylvania

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2013
1. Monongalia County Marker
Inscription.  
Monongalia County. Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks".

Pennsylvania. Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History, and the West Virginia State Border Markers series lists.
 
Location. 39° 43.274′ N, 80° 3.728′ W. Marker is near Maidsville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Blue
Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2013
2. Pennsylvania Marker
Horizon Drive (U.S. 19) half a mile north of Cassville-Mt Morris Road (West Virginia Route 39), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2432 Blue Horizon Dr, Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catawba War Path (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catawba War Path (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shanks Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Border Heroine (approx. 3 miles away); Statler's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); Scott’s Run Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Scotts Run / The First Shack (approx. 4.4 miles away); Greene County Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Also see . . .
1. Monongalia County Commission. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - The Keystone State. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Monongalia CountyMarker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2013
3. Monongalia CountyMarker
Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2013
4. Pennsylvania Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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