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

In Memory of Jonathan Summers and Catherine

His Wife

 

— 1846 - 1966 —

 
In Memory of Jonathan Summers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
1. In Memory of Jonathan Summers Marker
Inscription.  
Who on the 24th day of March 1846 gave the land on which this church is built to be used to erect a house for the worship of the Holy Creator, God, forever.

This plaque is presented in memoriam by all who have found blessed salvation within these walls.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1846.
 
Location. 39° 29.996′ N, 79° 58.533′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Summers Memorial Church Road (County Road 76/4) 0.3 miles north of Halleck Road (County Road 87), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 Summers Memorial Church Road, Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Buried Here (approx. 2.4 miles away); Monongalia County / Marion County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dunkard Sands (approx. 6 miles away); Prickett’s Fort (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pricketts Fort (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker

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By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
2. Summers Memorial Church
Marker can be seen at the left of the door.
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also named Prickett's Fort (approx. 6.4 miles away); Federal Mine No. 3 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Job Prickett House (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Regarding In Memory of Jonathan Summers and Catherine.
The early settlers in the Triune community seem to have been mostly Methodists, and about the year (1846) the members of the M. E. church erected the first church building, which was known as the Fairmont M. E. church. The name has since been changed to the Summers Church.

During the years of 1875-77, the church was under the leadership of Rev. Frederick Ford. Rev. Ford was known as a man of strong character and very decided opinions. He was a veteran of the Civil War, served as 1st and 2nd Lieutenant, and was promoted to Captain of Company F, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.
 
Summers Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
3. Summers Memorial Cemetery
One of several Civil War veteran graves found in the church cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Last updated on May 19, 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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