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

Old Stone House

 
 
Old Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, August 21, 2007
1. Old Stone House Marker
Inscription.  Oldest stone house in Monongalia County. By legend built by Jacob Nuze on original lot 25. Sold 1795 to tavern-keeper Henry Dering. Owned 1800 - 1813 by potters John Thompson and Jacob Foulk. Bought by Joseph Shackelford who operated a tanyard here for 50 years. A minister, he led the first Methodist reform movement in the area. First Methodist-Protestant Church formed here, 1830. Sold to Frank Cox and George Baker, 1895. Used as a dwelling and tailor shop. Occupied by Morgantown Service League, 1935, and restored to near original condition for use as headquarters and shop. House donated to League by Cox heirs, 1976.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 37.784′ N, 79° 57.431′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker
Old Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, March 26, 2020
2. Old Stone House Marker
is on Chestnut St.. Copy was written by Rodney A. Pyles of Morgantown. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 Chestnut 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. Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Monongalia County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Patriots of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Conflict Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Regarding Old Stone House. Stone House now houses a gift shop, you may go inside to browse the interior.
 
Also see . . .  Old Stone House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 3, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Architecture, Houses, Methodist
 
The Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
3. The Old Stone House
National Register plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
4. National Register plaque on the building
Additional plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
5. Additional plaque on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2013.   2. submitted on March 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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