Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Seneca Glass Company
Erected by Pioneers to Mountaineers.
Location. 39° 38.503′ N, 79° 57.76′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 Beechurst Ave, 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. Brooks Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orville Eberly Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodburn Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (approx. 0.6 miles away); Women's Centenary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodburn Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chitwood Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “In the Fall of 1896, it was announced that the company would move to Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown was a desirable location because of transportation, fuel, and raw materials—and a cash subsidy. River transportation between Pittsburgh and Morgantown improved during the 1890s because of a new river lock on the Monongahela River. Railroad transportation became available after the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad connected Morgantown to the nationís railroad network. Oil and gas had recently been discovered in the area, providing more options for fuel in addition to the coal that was abundant in the area. Good quality (Submitted on June 20, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.