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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Pottery

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. First Pottery Marker
Inscription. The first pottery in West Virginia was founded here about 1785 and the making of pottery was important before 1800. John Scott, Jacob Foulk, John Thompson, and Francis Billingsley were among the first potters.
 
Erected 2012 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 37.866′ N, 79° 57.516′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Walnut Street. 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 Iron Works (a few steps from this marker); Morgantown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stone House (about 600 feet away); Monongalia County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monongalia Arts Center (approx. mile away); VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monongalia County War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
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First Pottery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. First Pottery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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