Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Newton Apple Tree
A Legacy To Continue
This apple tree (Malus domestica), Flower of Kent variety, is a direct descendant of the one that dropped that famous apple on Sir Isaac Newton, inspiring his theory of gravity.
It grew from a sapling given to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in honor of his science policy leadership and his strong commitment during a 30-year career in the United States Senate. His extraordinary efforts have secured federal funding and support for science and research advancement and science-based public policy that will help solve society's greatest challenges.
Senator Rockefeller has bestowed the tree upon West Virginia University to inspire future generations to pursue scientific and technological discovery.
Erected 2015 by National Institute of Standards and Technology, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV and West Virginia University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Willey St, 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. West Virginia University (within shouting distance of this marker); Purinton House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stewart Hall (about 500 feet away); Elizabeth Moore Hall (about 600 feet away); Walters House (about 600 feet away); Boreman Hall South (about 600 feet away); Orville Eberly Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooks Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.