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

Monongalia County / Marion County

 
 
Monongalia County image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
1. Monongalia County
Inscription.  
Monongalia County. Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylyania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks."

Marion County. Formed, 1842, from Harrison and Monongalia. Named for hero of the Revolution, Gen. Francis Marion. County was home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in formation of this State. The Monongahela River forms just above Fairmont.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 39° 31.703′ N, 80° 3′ W. Marker is near Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Smithtown Road (County Road 73) 0.1 miles south of Kisner Hill Road (County Road 73/13), on the

Marion County side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
2. Marion County side of the marker
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right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pricketts Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Prickett's Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away); Federal Mine No. 3 (approx. 2˝ miles away); Job Prickett House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Colonel Zackwill Morgan (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Prickett’s Fort (approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); David Morgan (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Monongalia County/Marion County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
3. Monongalia County/Marion County Marker
View is looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Last updated on May 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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