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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morgantown

 
Clickable Map of Monongalia County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Monongalia County, WV (106) Marion County, WV (30) Preston County, WV (52) Taylor County, WV (19) Wetzel County, WV (9) Fayette County, PA (95) Greene County, PA (24)  MonongaliaCounty(106) Monongalia County (106)  MarionCounty(30) Marion County (30)  PrestonCounty(52) Preston County (52)  TaylorCounty(19) Taylor County (19)  WetzelCounty(9) Wetzel County (9)  FayetteCountyPennsylvania(95) Fayette County (95)  GreeneCounty(24) Greene County (24)
Morgantown, West Virginia and Vicinity
    Monongalia County (106)
    Marion County (30)
    Preston County (52)
    Taylor County (19)
    Wetzel County (9)
    Fayette County, Pennsylvania (95)
    Greene County, Pennsylvania (24)
 
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1West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — MO1 — 201st Infantry/ Field Artillery
This National Guard unit traces it origins to Capt. Morgan Morgan, who formed the company Feb. 17, 1735. It served with Washington's militia in Braddock's 1755 campaign. At the outset of the Revolution he called upon these fighting men to "drive the . . . — Map (db m73352) WM
2West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Bell of the Armored Cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia
Bell of the Armored Cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia Commissioned: 23 Feb 1905 Decommissioned: 1 Sept 1920 Dedicated to the memory of those West Virginians who gave their lives in the service of their country by Alpha Phi Omega . . . — Map (db m134302) WM
3West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Boreman Hall South
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4West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Brooks Hall — West Virginia University
Brooks Hall, named in honor of Chandler, Fred, Amos, and Alonzo Brooks, originally opened in 1951. Brooks Hall was home to the University's biology department until its relocation into the Life Sciences Building in the fall of 2002. Fall 2007, . . . — Map (db m134280) HM
5West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Chief James H. Kennedy
. . . — Map (db m134322) HM
6West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Chitwood Hall
Built in 1893, this building was named for Oliver Perry Chitwood, West Virginia University Professor of History from 1907 to 1946. During that period, his textbook on American colonial history was used throughout the country. The building originally . . . — Map (db m134295) HM
7West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Core Arboretum
The Core Arboretum was part of the Krepps Farm until 1948, when West Virginia University purchased land for the Evansdale campus. The WVU Department of Biology manages the 91 acre arboretum as a place for research, study, exercise and quiet . . . — Map (db m153674) HM
8West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Courthouse Square — Monongalia County
Named for the Monongalia River, Monongalia County was established in 1776. With the formal recognition of the Mason-Dixon line in 1783, it was determined that the first meeting place of the county court actually fell within the borders of . . . — Map (db m153672) HM
9West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Dunkard Sands
The Buffalo and Mahoning sandstones, the "Dunkard Sands" of the driller, are exposed in the road cuts and merge to form a great cliff at Raven Rock. They produce oil and natural gas in northern and western West Virginia. — Map (db m73376) HM
10West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Easton Roller Mill
Steam driven grist mill, built ca. 1870 by Henry Koontz, could grind 120 bu. of grain daily. Stone burrs were replaced with iron rollers in 1894, improving output and quality, and representing peak technological development for a local flour mill. . . . — Map (db m117096) HM
11West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
West Virginia University was chartered by an act of the Legislature on February 7, 1867 and was called the "Agricultural College of West Virginia." In 1868, the name was changed to "West Virginia University." As early as 1867, the liberal arts . . . — Map (db m134284) HM
12West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Elizabeth Moore Hall
Elizabeth Moore Hall Built in 1928 Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m134306) HM
13West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — First Pottery / Old Iron Works
First Pottery. 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. Old Iron . . . — Map (db m157691) HM
14West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Ford House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m134255) HM
15West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Fort Pierpont
John Pierpont, Revolutionary soldier and the son-in-law of Zackquill Morgan, built a fort in 1769. Washington was his guest in 1784. Here was born Francis H. Pierpont, who played an important part in the formation of West Virginia. — Map (db m117095) HM
16West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — George Washington Stopped Here
One half mile north of this marker stood the house where George Washington stopped in September 1784 and conferred with leading men of this section “pursuing my inquiries respecting the navigation of the western waters”. Eager to . . . — Map (db m117094) HM
17West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Honor Roll — 1941 - 1945 — Monongalia County —
Members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in World War II [Names not listed]Map (db m134271) WM
18West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Indian Park - Burrows Cemetery
Once part of the Burris farm, site holds a limestone monument to Sarah Morgan Burrows (Burris) erected in 1910 to commemorate a raid on the Morgan homestead near Rivesville by Native Americans, during which her father, frontiersman and French and . . . — Map (db m154011) HM
19West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — James K. Samuel, Jr.
WVU College of Business & Economic 1989 - 1998 September 11, 2001 North Tower, World Trade Center Floor 92 Dedicated By Parents, Jim & Linda Samuel, Sister, Jennifer Agresto, Girlfriend, Jackie Curcio, Neice, Mikayla . . . — Map (db m134253) HM
20West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Joseph Snider
Born in Monongalia County in 1827, he was a delegate to the First and Second Wheeling Conventions and a member of the Restored Government of Virginia. Appointed colonel of the 7th WV Infantry in 1862, he was wounded at Fredericksburg. In late 1863, . . . — Map (db m104396) HM
21West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Kerns Fort
This tablet marks the site of Kerns Fort erected at the beginning of Dunmores War 1774 — Map (db m134267) HM
22West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Korean Conflict Memorial
In honor of those citizens of Monongalia County who so bravely served the United States of America in the Korean Conflict — Map (db m134273) WM
23West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
96 John Thornton • First Team All-American - 1998 • Played 10 Seasons in the NFLMap (db m156542) HM
24West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
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25West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
84 Paul Bischoff • First Time All-American - 1952 66 Chuck Howley • Super Bowl V MVP • NFL All-Pro - 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 75 Sam Huff • Pro Football Hall of Fame - 1982 • . . . — Map (db m156604) HM
26West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
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27West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
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28West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
32 Garrett Ford Sr. • Southern Conference Player of the Year - 1966 • First 1,000-yard rusher in school history Don Nehlen • College Football Hall of Fame - 2005 • Winningest Coach in WVU History (1980 - . . . — Map (db m156612) HM
29West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
Bobby Bowden • College Football Hall of Fame - 2006 • WVU Head Football Coach (1970 - 75) 15 Jeff Hostetler • Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV Champion • NFL . . . — Map (db m156613) HM
30West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
10 Steve Slaton • Consensus All-American - 2006 • Sugar Bowl MVP - 2006 5 Pat White • NCAA Career Rushing Record for Quarterbacks • Big East Offensive Player of the Year - 2007 37 Tom . . . — Map (db m156615) HM
31West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
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32West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
22 Avon Cobourne • WVU Career Rushing Leader - 1999-2002 • Four 1,000-Yard Rushing Seasons 48 Willie Drewrey • First-Team All-American - 1984 • Three WVU records for all-purpose/return yards . . . — Map (db m156669) HM
33West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
32 Aaron Beasley • Consensus All-American - 1995 • Football News Defensive Player of the Year - 1995 6 Grant Wiley • Consensus All-American - 2003 • Big East Rookie of the Year - 2000 21 Ira Errett Rodgers • . . . — Map (db m156716) HM
34West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
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35West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
20 Russ Meredith • First Team All-American - 1922 12 Oliver Luck • NFL Executive • CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame - 2000 90 Darryl Talley • College Football Hall of Fame - . . . — Map (db m157564) HM
36West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
9 Major Harris • College Football Hall of Fame - 2009 • ECAC Player of the Year - 1988, 1989 11 Fred Wyant • Southern Conference Player of the Year - 1954 • 30-4 record as starting quarterback 42 . . . — Map (db m157567) HM
37West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Legends
38 Joe Stydahar • Pro Football Hall of Fame - 1967 • College Football Hall of Fame - 1956 10 Marc Bulger • NFL Pro Bowl - 2004, 2007 • NFL Pro Bowl MVP - 2004 44 Jim . . . — Map (db m157690) HM
38West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Martin Hall
Completed in 1870, Martin Hall is West Virginia University's oldest building. It was named for the Reverend Alexander Martin, the University's first president from 1867 to 1875. The building was extensively renovated in 1976-77. — Map (db m134297) HM
39West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Mast of the Battleship West Virginia — 1923 - 1946
A tribute to her gallant crew and to all West Virginians who have served our country in the Armed Forces — Map (db m134301) WM
40West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Monongalia Arts Center
Built in 1913 and 1914 under the direction of U.S. Department of Treasury Supervising Architect Oscar Wenderoth and at a cost of $97,000, this cut stone and marble Neoclassical structure housed the U.S. Postal Service and federal agencies in . . . — Map (db m16098) HM
41West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Monongalia County Courthouse
Monongalia County was established in 1776 from the Virginia District of West Augusta and named for the Monongahela River. When the Mason Dixon line was formally recognized in 1783, officials determined that the first meeting place of the county . . . — Map (db m117097) HM
42West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Monongalia County War Memorial
In memory of Monongalia's sons “They fought for the freedom of others.” In memory of “Our Sons” who fought for the freedom of the world, 1917-1918 In memory of “Our Women” who sacrificed for the freedom . . . — Map (db m117099) HM
43West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Montani Semper Liberi
In memory of those 201st Infantry Veterans through our history from February 17, 1735 as frontier militia who defended their homes and families with honor through the George Washington campaign of 1754, the Braddock campaign of 1755, Battle of Point . . . — Map (db m134319) HM
44West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Morgantown — Westover Bridge — Jones-Imboden Raid —
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they . . . — Map (db m117118) HM
45West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Norman Rossinow
. . . — Map (db m134254) HM
46West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Oglebay Hall
Oglebay Hall built in 1918 Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m134305) HM
47West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Old Stone House
Oldest stone house in Monongalia County. By legend built by Jacob Nuze on original lot 25. Sold 1795 to tavern-keeper Henry Dering. Owned 1800 - 1813 by potters John Thompson and Jacob Foulk. Bought by Joseph Shackelford who operated a tanyard here . . . — Map (db m64090) HM
48West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Orville Eberly Plaza
Honoring Orville Sebastian Eberly 1900-1983 Founder of The Eberly Foundation Uniontown, Pennsylvania Coal Industry Entrepreneur Geologist • Banker Community and Civic Leader Philanthropist Resident of Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m134279) HM
49West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Patrick Dunn
Commander, U.S. Navy September 11, 2001 Pentagon Dedicated By Elizabeh Hinkle, Sister of Buchannon & Thomas O'Neill, Nephew, of MorgantownMap (db m134252) WM
50West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism
Martin Hall, home of the Perley Isaac School of Journalism since 1953, was completed in 1870, three years after West Virginia University was chartered. The Reverend Alexander Martin, the University's first president, had an office in the building . . . — Map (db m134292) HM
51West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Purinton House
Purinton House Built in 1904 - 1905 Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m156325) HM
52West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Seneca Glass Company
In 1891, a small group of glass-making artisans from Seneca County, Ohio, founded the Seneca Glass Company. For almost 100 years, Seneca Glass Company’s highly skilled craftspeople manufactured glassware and exquisitely etched lead crystal by hand, . . . — Map (db m74624) HM
53West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Stewart Hall
Stewart Hall (Old Library Building) Built in 1902 Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m134307) HM
54West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — The Ghost of a Train — From Rails to Trails
The rail-trail you are standing on today exists not only because trains because trains rumbled through here in the past, but because this corridor may be needed for trains in the future. In 1983, the U.S. Congress amended the National Trails System . . . — Map (db m134251) HM
55West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — To the Patriots of the American Revolution
To the patriots of the American Revolution who went from Monongalia County and to those who lie buried in the county this stone is placed as a loving tribute to their courage and valor by the Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m134270) WM
56West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served — Map (db m134324) WM
57West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Veterans Memorials
[Top left plaque:] Doris "Dorie" Miller First African American Hero of WWII In Recognition of Extraordinary Courage in Battle Aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 [Bottom left . . . — Map (db m134304) HM WM
58West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials
In memory of the members of General Daniel Morgan Post No. 548 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.A. who gave their lives in service in World War II George C. Phillips • John J. Luteman • Clarence Prager • Barton W. Core • James W. . . . — Map (db m14088) HM
59West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Vietnam Conflict Memorial
In honor of those citizens of Monongalia County who served our country with utmost dedication and bravery in the Vietnam Conflict — Map (db m134274) WM
60West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Waitman Thomas Willey — United States Senator
. . . — Map (db m154558) HM
61West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Walters House
Walters House Erected 1900-1901 National Historic Place National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m134278) HM
62West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — West Virginia University
Founded by the Legislature on February 7, 1867 as the Agricultural College of West Virginia under terms of the Federal Land-Grant Act of 1862. On December 4, 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University. — Map (db m74626) HM
63West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — West Virginia University
Founded by the Legislature on February 7, 1867, as the Agricultural College of West Virginia under terms of the Federal Land-Grant Act of 1862. On December 4, 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University. — Map (db m114316) HM
64West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — West Virginia University
Through the hospitality of the Board of Governors, President & Faculty of the West Virginia University irreplaceable books and herbarium specimens belonging to The New York Botanical Garden were graciously given shelter in . . . — Map (db m134317) HM
65West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Willey House / Willey Amendment
(side 1) Willey House Built 1839-40, this example of Neo Classical architecture served as the home of prominent WV statehood leader and US Senator, Waitman T. Willey. Noted for being the first home in Morgantown to have running water, . . . — Map (db m153641) HM
66West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Women's Centenary — 1891 - 1991 — Excellence through Equity —
For the first 22 years, West Virginia University was an all-male institution. In 1889, 10 brave women enrolled as degree candidates. In 1891, one of these women, Hariet Eliza Lyon, graduated first in her class. One-hundred years . . . — Map (db m134282) HM
67West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Woodburn Circle
Woodburn Circle, comprised of Martin Hall, Woodburn Hall, and Chitwood Hall, is the historic center of West Virginia University. The name Woodburn was selected by Reverend John R. Moore, principal of the Monongalia Academy and later superintendent . . . — Map (db m134285) HM
68West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Woodburn Hall
The name Woodburn derives directly from Woodburn Female Seminary, which occupied this site before the university was established in 1867. Woodburn means grove of trees and it described the rove of beech trees which once covered the area. Completed . . . — Map (db m134281) HM
69West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — World War I Memorial
In honor of those men and women of Monongalia County who served our country during World War I — Map (db m134268) WM
70West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — World War I Memorial
1917 - 1919 In memory of Monongalia Co., W. VA. Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who gave their lives in the World War. [Names not listed]Map (db m134272) WM
71West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — World War II Memorial
In memory of those who so bravely served our country During World War II — Map (db m134269) WM
72West Virginia (Monongalia County), Morgantown — Zackwill Morgan
Founder Of Morgantown — Map (db m155584) HM
 
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