Near Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks".
Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles III. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 39° 43.274′ N, 80° 3.728′ W. Marker is near Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Blue Horizon Drive (U.S. 19) half a mile north of Cassville-Mt Morris Road (West Virginia Route 39), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catawba War Path (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catawba War Path (approx. 2.8 miles away); Border Heroine Statler's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); Scotts Run/The First Shack (approx. 4.4 miles away); Greene County Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Fort Martin (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Martin (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Monongalia County Commission. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - The Keystone State. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.