Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Monongalia County Courthouse
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Location. 39° 37.781′ N, 79° 57.387′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on High Street south of Walnut Street (U.S. 119), on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monongalia Arts Center (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Pottery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials (approx. ¼ mile away); Monongalia County War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “In 1884 the courthouse was declared dangerous. The County Court began making plans for a new building and in 1887 James P Bailey, an architect from Pittsburgh, Pa, was hired for $25 to design a new courthouse. There was much opposition from the townspeople which resulted in two failed proposed bond issues for a new courthouse. On September 13, 1890, county officials removed the records from the courthouse at midnight and began demolition on the building. The townspeople sought a couth injunction to stop further work but the court officials had all left town and no local lawyer would represent them.” (Submitted on June 20, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2018, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.