Monongalia County

Monongalia County is located in north-central West Virginia, along the border with Pennsylvania. In 2010, the population of Monongalia County was 96,000.   The county seat is Morgantown, and it is home to West Virginia University.  Approximately 30,000 students attend WVU.  

 

Major cities in Monongalia County include Morgantown, Star City, Westover, and Blacksville.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2022  

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP WITH MARKER LOCATIONS – MONONGALIA COUNTY    


WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (#1)

LOCATION:  RT 119 SOUTH OF MORGANTOWN AT DORSEY KNOB, APPX ½ MILE SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH CR 73

GPS:

39* 35’ 44” N / 79* 57’ 28” W

39.595746 N / 79.957671 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1127

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES WOODBURN

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

PHOTOS 05 APRIL 2021

POSTCARD DEPICTS WOODBURN CIRCLE IN EARLY 1900s


WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (#2)

LOCATION:  MORGANTOWN, RT 19/7 (MONONGALIA BLVD) AT WVU CORE ARBORETUM, APPX 200 YARDS SOUTH OF THE WVU COLISEUM. 

*** MISSING ON 23 JUNE 2021 ***

PHOTOS 23 JUNE 2021 – PHOTO #3 FILE FROM 2018

GPS:

39* 38’ 49” N / 79* 58’ 39” W

39.647160 N / 79.977604 W


OLD IRON WORKS /

FIRST POTTERY

LOCATION:  MORGANTOWN, SOUTH END OF WALNUT STREET BRIDGE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF WALNUT ST AND BROCKWAY AVE

GPS:

39* 37’ 39” N  /  79* 57’ 11” W

39.627507 N  /  79.953124 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – WV IRONMAKING

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – WV POTTERY  

PHOTOS 05 JANUARY 2020


INDIAN PARK –

BURROWS CEMETERY

LOCATION:  MORGANTOWN, INTERSECTION OF ASPEN ST AND COLLINS FERRY ROAD, SUNCREST SECTION

GPS:

39* 39’ 41” N / 79* 58’ 29” W

39.661424 N / 79.974811 W

THERE IS AN INTERESTING STONE OBELISK WITH AN INSCRIPTION NEAR THE HOUSE.  THERE IS NO PARKING ON EITHER STREET – YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PARK AT THE APARTMENTS ACROSS THE STREET BRIEFLY. BUSY INTERSECTION AT TIMES.

PHOTOS 03 FEBRUARY 2020

INSCRIPTION ON STONE:
IN MEMORY OF
SARAH MORGAN
WIFE OF ELIJAH BURROWS
1757-1791 (??)
SHE WAS THE LITTLE GIRL
WITH HER BROTHER
STEPHEN IN THE MELON
PATCH WHEN HER FATHER
DAVID MORGAN HAD HIS FAMOUS
FIGHT WITH TWO INDIANS NEAR
RIVESVILLE WV  (??date??)

201ST INFANTRY / FIELD ARTILLERY

LOCATION:  MORGANTOWN, JUNCTION OF RT 705 (CHESTNUT RIDGE ROAD) AND WILLOWDALE ROAD, NEAR RUBY HOSPITAL AND WVU FOOTBALL STADIUM

GPS: 

39* 39’ 22” N / 79* 57’ 10” W

39.656220 N / 79.953032 W

WIKIPEDIA:  201ST INFANTRY

PHOTOS 24 APRIL 2021


OLD STONE HOUSE

LOCATION:  MORGANTOWN, CHESTNUT STREET BETWEEN WALNUT ST AND WALL ST.

GPS:

39* 37’ 49” N / 79* 57’ 23” W

39.630499 N / 79.956614 W

FOR MORE INFO:  OLD STONE HOUSE

THIS IS NOW A GIFT SHOP.  BE ADVISED PARKING MAY BE LIMITED WHEN SCHOOL (WVU) IS IN SESSION. 

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

PHOTOS 14 JANUARY 2021


WILLEY HOUSE –

WILLEY AMENDMENT

LOCATION:  MORGANTOWN, CORNER OF WAGNER ROAD AND ALLISON STREET. APPX ½ MILE SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN.

GPS:

39* 37’ 29” N / 79* 57’ 33” W

39.624785 N / 79.959274 W

FOR MORE INFO: 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1270

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1267  

WAITMAN T. WILLEY  

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

NOTE: PARKING IS LIMITED IN THIS AREA AND REQUIRES A PERMIT.  MOST OF WAGNER ROAD IS A WALKING TRAIL AND TRAFFIC IS RESTRICTED. IT IS BEST TO APPROACH FROM SIMPSON STREET AND TURN LEFT. PHOTOS 14 JANUARY 2021.


OAK GROVE CEMETERY

LOCATION: MORGANTOWN, DORSEY AVE

GPS: (NEW MARKER – LOCATION NOT DETERMINED)

NEW MARKER – NOT PLACED YET – LOCATION TBD


WILLEY-WADE-WHITE

LOCATION: MORGANTOWN, COURTHOUSE SQUARE, HIGH STREET

GPS:

MISSING FOR OVER 10 YEARS – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATE


MONONGALIA HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION:  WESTOVER SECTION OF MORGANTOWN,  CURRENTLY WESTOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,  W PARK AVE / CONNECTICUT AVE

GPS:

39* 38’ 15” N / 79* 57’ 57” W

39.637756 N / 79.965992 W

ADDRESS:  200 WEST PARK AVE, MORGANTOWN WV 26501

(PHOTOS #1-#5 TAKEN 23 JUNE 2021, #6-#7 TAKEN AUG 2014)

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/26


HENRY CLAY FURNACE

LOCATION:  PARKING LOT AT TRAILHEAD TO HENRY CLAY FURNACE, COOPERS ROCK STATE PARK.  SHORTLY AFTER PARK ENTRANCE FROM I-68, TURN RIGHT ON ACCESS ROAD AND FOLLOW FOR 2-3 MILES TO END OF ROAD.

GPS:

39* 39’ 10” N / 79* 49’ 25” W

39.653042 N / 79.823617 W 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – HENRY CLAY FURNACE

https://news.lib.wvu.edu/2020/06/29/henry-clay-furnace-at-coopers-rock/

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/360

MARKER PHOTOS 24 APRIL 2021 / FURNACE APRIL 2012

FURNACE IS LOCATED ON AN UNPAVED TRAIL APPX 1 MILE FROM THE PARKING LOT.  IT IS ROUGH IN PLACES, AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIRS OR STROLLERS.  THE ELEVATION DROPS NOTICEABLY GOING TO THE FURNACE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL UPHILL ON THE RETURN TO THE PARKING LOT. ALLOW 1 HOUR ROUND TRIP.  THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS ON THE TRAIL, AND YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN DRINKING WATER.  


SALT SAND

LOCATION:  COOPER’S ROCK STATE PARK, I-68 EXIT 15, OVERFLOW PARKING LOT BY COOPER’S ROCK OVERLOOK AND GIFT SHOP

GPS:

39* 38’ 13” N / 79* 48’ 49” W

39.636943 N / 79.813730 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO:  SALT SANDS

MARKER PHOTOS 24 APRIL 2021

COPPER’S ROCK PHOTOS OCTOBER 2018


MONONGALIA COUNTY /

PRESTON COUNTY

LOCATION:  OLD CR 73/73, I-68 EXIT 15, NORTH SIDE OF I-68, TURN LEFT (WEST) APPX 1/4 MILE. 

PHOTOS #1 AND #2 TAKEN 24 APRIL 2021

OLD MARKER PHOTOS FROM JUNE 2010

*** MISSING 24 APRIL 2021 ***

GPS:

39* 39′ 31″ N, 79* 46′ 59″ W

39.658878 N, 79.783231 W

THIS IS A HARD ONE TO FIND.  IT IS ON A DEAD-END SECTION OF OLD RT 73 THAT PARALLELS INTERSTATE I-68.  AT EXIT 15, TURN NORTH, GOING AWAY FROM COOPER’S ROCK SF. IN JUST 100 YARDS OR SO, YOU WILL STOP AND THEN TURN LEFT. (WATCH FOR TRUCKS EXITING THE WEIGH STATION!) FOLLOW THE OLD ROAD APPX 200 YARDS TO THE COUNTY LINE OBELISK.  THERE IS NO PARKING NEARBY, BUT ROAD HAS MINIMAL TRAFFIC.

NOTE: COUNTY LINE OBELISK IS VISIBLE TO THE RIGHT ON PHOTOS #1 AND #2


ICE’S FERRY

LOCATION:  EAST END OF BRIDGE ACROSS CHEAT LAKE ON CR 857, CHEAT LAKE ROAD

GPS:

39* 40’ 05” N / 79* 51’ 33” W

39.668279 N / 79.859197 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – ICE’S FERRY IRONWORKS

PHOTOS 24 APRIL 2021


FT PIERPONT

LOCATION:  NORTH PIERPONT RT, CR 73/12.  EXIT 7 OFF I-68. FOLLOW CHEAT ROAD (RT 857) EAST APPX ½ MILE TO STOPLIGHT. TURN LEFT ON N. PIERPONT ROAD AND CROSS I-68.  MARKER IS 1/10 MILE ON RIGHT.

GPS:

39* 39’ 15”N / 79* 53’ 24” W

39.654178 N / 79.890067 W

PHOTOS 24 APRIL 2021


EASTON ROLLER MILL

LOCATION:  RT 857, EASTON MILL ROAD. LOCATED APPX 200 YARDS FROM JUNCTION OF RT 119 AND RT 857. APPX ½ MILE EAST OF MORGANTOWN AIRPORT. 

GPS:

39* 39’ 00” N / 79* 54’ 44” W

39.650262 N / 79.912227 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1994

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – EASTON ROLLER MILL

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

PHOTOS 24 APRIL 2021


STEWARTSTOWN

LOCATION:  RT 119 / CR 65 (STEWARTSTOWN ROAD), APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

GPS:

39* 41’ 32” N / 79* 54’ 53” W

39.692423 N / 79.914983 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2031

MARKER PHOTOS 10 JANUARY 2021

PLAQUE AND AREA PHOTOS JUNE 2010


WV (MONONGALIA CO) /

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

LOCATION:  RT 119, STATE LINE

GPS:

39* 43’ 14” N / 79* 54’ 39” W

39.720742 N / 79.910947 W

NOTE: THIS IS A BUSY ROAD WITH LOTS OF LARGE TRUCKS.  PARKING IS VERY LIMITED AND CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY.  THERE IS AN ABANDONED STORE AND PARKING LOT ABOUT 100 YARDS NORTH, JUST OVER THE PENNSYLVANIA LINE, BUT IT REQUIRES YOU TO WALK ALONG THE HIGHWAY.

THE MASON-DIXON MARKER IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. (SEE NEXT MARKER BELOW)

ALL PHOTOS 10 JANUARY 2021


MASON-DIXON LINE

(#1 OF 3)

LOCATION:  RT 119, STATE LINE

GPS:

39* 43’ 14” N / 79* 54’ 39” W

39.720742 N / 79.910947 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1565

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – MASON-DIXON LINE

INTERESTING BBC ARTICLE

NOTE: THIS IS A BUSY ROAD WITH LOTS OF LARGE TRUCKS.  PARKING IS VERY LIMITED AND CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY.  THERE IS AN ABANDONED STORE AND PARKING LOT ABOUT 100 YARDS NORTH, JUST OVER THE PENNSYLVANIA LINE, BUT IT REQUIRES YOU TO WALK ALONG THE HIGHWAY. THE MONONGALIA COUNTY / PENNSYLVANIA STATE LINE MARKER IS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. (SEE PREVIOUS MARKER ABOVE)

ALL PHOTOS 10 JANUARY 2021


JOSEPH SNIDER

LOCATION:  RT 119, POINT MARION ROAD, MORGANTOWN, APPX ¼ MILE NORTH OF CR 67 STEWARTSTOWN ROAD, NEXT TO MT UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

GPS:

39* 40’ 11”N / 79* 55’ 09” W

39.669977 N / 79.919357 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – JOSEPH SNIDER

PHOTOS 04 AUGUST 2017 – UNCHANGED AS OF JAN 2021


FT MARTIN

LOCATION:  CR 53, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF PENNSYLVANIA BORDER, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF ROSEDALE.  NEXT TO FT MARTIN POWER STATION ENTRANCE

GPS:

39* 42’ 54” N / 79* 56’ 53” W

39.715183 N / 79.948224 W

https://www.geni.com/people/Colonel-Thomas-Martin/6000000043287801025

PHOTOS 10 JANUARY 2021


MASON-DIXON LINE

(#2 OF 3)

LOCATION:  RT 19 AT PENNSYLVANIA BORDER, NORTHBOUND LANE

GPS:

39* 43 ‘ 15” N / 80*03’ 43” W

39.720897 N / 80.062207 W

*** MISSING 18 APRIL 2021 ***

(WEST VIRGINIA / PENNSYLVANIA MARKER IS VISIBLE)

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1565


MONONGALIA COUNTY /

PENNSYLVANIA

LOCATION:  RT 19 AT STATE LINE

GPS:

39* 43 ‘ 15” N / 80*03’ 43” W

39.720897 N / 80.062207 W

PHOTOS 18 APRIL 2021


SCOTT’S RUN / FIRST SHACK

LOCATION:  RT 7 WEST OF MORGANTOWN, AT PURSGLOVE.  APPX ½ MILE EAST OF RT 7 / RT 19 SPLIT. MARKER IS APPX 1/10 MILE EAST OF CURRENT SHACK LOCATION

GPS:

39* 40’ 01” N / 80* 01’ 03” W

39.666932 N / 80.017758 W

PHOTOS 18 APRIL 2021

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/204

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1781

CLICK HERE FOR SRSH HOME PAGE

HISTORY OF SCOTT’S RUN AREA


HARMONY GROVE CHURCH

LOCATION:  CR 45, HARMONY GROVE, JUST EAST OF THE I-79 OVERPASS.  ACCESS FROM DUPONT ROAD / RIVER ROAD FROM WESTOVER.  MARKER AT MASTER GRAPHICS ROAD.

GPS:

39* 36’ 18” N / 79* 59’ 29” W

39.605020 N / 79.991543 W

MORE INFO:  HARMONY GROVE CHURCH

** MISSING – 14 JANUARY 2021 **

PHOTOS #1-#3 TAKEN 14 JANUARY 2021

OLD PHOTO OF MARKER COURTESY OF SEAN DILL – AUG 2009


DENT’S RUN COVERED BRIDGE

LOCATION:  RT 19, APPX 2 MILES SW OF I-79 EXIT 152.  BRIDGE IS LOCATED APPX 1MILE NORTH OF MARKER ON CR 43 (SUGAR GROVE ROAD)

GPS:

39* 37’ 09” N / 80* 01’ 50” W

39.619378 N / 80.030680 W

MORE INFO:

DENT’S RUN COVERED BRIDGE  

https://bridgehunter.com/wv/monongalia/31106/

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

MARKER PHOTOS 12 APRIL 2021

COVERED BRIDGE PHOTOS 09 MAY 2018


JONES’ RAID

LOCATION:  RT 19, AT MARION COUNTY LINE

GPS:

39* 34’ 13” N / 80* 06’ 19” W

39.570271 N / 80.105430 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Jones_(general)

*** MISSING ON 12 APRIL 2021 ***

THERE IS A POLE ON EACH SIDE OF THE ROAD, ONE IS BROKEN OFF AND ONE IS IN PLACE. PHOTOS TAKEN 12 APRIL 2021.


MONONGALIA COUNTY /

MARION COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 19, AT MARION COUNTY LINE

GPS:

39* 34’ 13” N / 80* 06’ 19” W

39.570271 N / 80.105430 W

PHOTOS TAKEN 12 APRIL 2021


EVERETTVILLE MINE DISASTER

LOCATION:  JUNCTION RT 19 AND CR 45, SOUTH OF EVERETTVILLE

GPS: 

39* 34′ 37″ N, 80* 05′ 48″ W

39.577208 N, 80.096705 W

WV ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE

ARTICLE: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

39° 34.632′ N, 80° 5.803′ W    CORNER OF RIVER ROAD (CR 45) AND FAIRMONT ROAD ( RT 19)

PHOTOS 12 APRIL 2021


DUNKARD SANDS

LOCATION:  CR 73, APPX 1.5 MILES SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 119, NEAR UFFINGTON AT ROUND BOTTOM ROAD

GPS:

39* 35’ 09” N / 79* 58’ 37” W

39.586039 N / 79.977094 W

SCIENTIFIC IN-DEPTH EXPLANATION  

PHOTOS 05 APRIL 2021


MONONGALIA COUNTY /

MARION COUNTY

LOCATION:  CR 73 AT COUNTY LINE, MIDWAY BETWEEN MORGANTOWN AND FAIRMONT

PHOTOS 23 JUNE 2021

GPS: 

39* 31’ 42” N / 80* 03’ 00” W 39.528628 N / 80.049699 W


CATAWBA WAR PATH

(#1 OF 2)

LOCATION:  CR 39 APPX 200 YARDS NORTH OF RT 7, ½ MILE EAST OF PENTRESS, AT MASON-DIXON HISTORICAL PARK PARKING LOT

*** MISSING 18 APRIL 2021 ***

MARKER WAS RECENTLY DAMAGED AND REMOVED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

PHOTO 18 APRIL 2021 – MARKER WAS BEHIND M-D SIGN

PHOTO #2 SHOWS LOCAL HISTORIAN PETE ZAPADKA AROUND 2000

GPS:

39* 42’ 50” N / 80* 06’ 47” W

39.714022 N / 80.113132 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO:  GREAT INDIAN WARPATH


CATAWBA WAR PATH

(#2 OF 2)

LOCATION: CR 39 APPX ¼ MILE NORTH OF MASON-DIXON HISTORICAL PARK AND CWP MARKER #1

PHOTO 18 APRIL 2021

GPS:

39* 43’ 02” N / 80* 06’ 23” W

39.717318 N / 80.106572 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO:  GREAT INDIAN WARPATH


END OF MASON-DIXON SURVEY

LOCATION:  RT 7 AT MASON-DIXON HISTORICAL PARK, APPX ½ MILE EAST OF PENTRESS

*** MISSING OVER 10 YEARS ***

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

PHOTO 18 APRIL 2021 SHOWS APPX LOCATION PAST B.H MARKER

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – MASON-DIXON LINE

INTERESTING BBC ARTICLE


BORDER HEROINE

LOCATION:  RT 7 JUNCTION WITH CR 39 AT MASON-DIXON PARK, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF PENTRESS

GPS:

39* 42’ 46” N / 80* 07’ 04” W

39.712853 N / 80.117958 W

PHOTOS 18 APRIL 2021

WV CULTURE AND HISTORY ARTICLE


BLACKSVILLE

LOCATION:  BLACKSVILLE, RT 7 AT EAST END OF DUNKARD CREEK BRIDGE ON EAST SIDE OF TOWN

GPS:

39* 43’ 12” N / 80* 12’ 27” W

39.720015 N / 80.207514 W

PHOTOS 18 APRIL 2021


MASON-DIXON LINE

(#3 OF 3)

LOCATION:  BLACKSVILLE, RT 218 APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF RT 7, ACROSS FROM BLACKSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

PHOTOS 18 APRIL 2021

MARKER & POLE LEANING – NEEDS REPAIR SOON

GPS:

39* 43’ 15” N / 80* 12’ 48” W

39.721001 N / 80.213399 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1565

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – MASON-DIXON LINE

INTERESTING BBC ARTICLE


STATLER’S FORT

LOCATION:  RT 7, APPX 2 MILES WEST OF MASON-DIXON PARK, AND APPX 3 MILES EAST OF PENTRESS, AT ENTRANCE TO FORQUER CONTRACTING. 

GPS:

39* 42’ 45” N / 80* 08’ 15” W

39.712702 N / 80.137728 W

PHOTOS 18 APRIL 2021

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON STATLER’S FORT


MONONGALIA COUNTY/

WETZEL COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 7, APPX 5 MILES WEST OF WADESTOWN AND APPX 1-1/2 MILES EAST OF JUNCTION WITH RT 250

** MISSING 05 AUGUST 2021 **

GPS:

39* 39’ 31” N, 80* 23’ 59” W

39.658645 N, 80.399871 W


MONONGALIA COUNTY /

TAYLOR COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 119 APPX 11 MILES SOUTH OF I-68.

GPS:

39* 27′ 08″ N, 79*56′ 20″ W

39.452436 N, 79.939003 W

** MISSING 05 APRIL 2021 **

PHOTOS 05 APRIL 2021