Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Seneca Glass Company
Erected by Pioneers to Mountaineers.
Location. 39° 38.503′ N, 79° 57.76′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Beechurst Avenue (West Virginia Route 7) north of 7th Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Iron Works (approx. ¾ mile away); First Pottery (approx. ¾ mile away); Morgantown (approx. 0.8 miles away); Core Arboretum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Stone House (approx. 0.9 miles away); VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Virginia University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Monongalia County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 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 nation’s 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 sand, used as a raw material for glassmaking, (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 Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.