Morgan County

Morgan County is located in the Eastern Panhandle, tightly wedged between Virginia and Maryland. At one point, it comes within 2 miles of separating Maryland into two parts.  Its county seat is Berkeley Springs, which is famous for its warm springs. George Washington frequently visited the private baths in the resort.  Today, it is known as an arts community, with several businesses featuring locally-made crafts.  The population of Morgan County was 17,541 (2010 Census). 

 

Major cities in Morgan County include Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2044

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAPS OF ALL MARKERS – MORGAN COUNTY


BERKELEY SPRINGS /

JAMES RUMSEY

LOCATION:  BERKELEY SPRINGS, ON EAST SIDE OF INTERSECTION OF WASHINGTON STREET AND FAIRFAX STREET, IN MEDIAN

** MISSING ON 26 AUGUST 2021 ** REMOVED FOR NEW GRANITE MONUMENT

PHOTO #1 – 26 AUGUST 2021

PHOTOS #2-#3 TAKEN JUNE 2011 (MARKER VISIBLE IN FAR RIGHT LOWER CORNER ON PHOTO #2)

GPS:

39* 37’ 36” N, 78* 13’ 39” W

39.626821 N, 78.227612 W

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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/459

https://washingtonheritagetrail.com/mc_bs.html


BERKELEY SPRINGS SANITARIUM

LOCATION: LOCATED INSIDE MUSEUM AT THE CORNER OF FAIRFAX STREET AND WILKES STREET BY THE BATHS, ADMISSION FEE

** UNSURE OF STATUS – MUSEUM WAS CLOSED WHEN WE VISITED ON 26 AUGUST 2021. PHOTO IS FROM AUGUST 2015.

GPS:

39* 37’ 38” N, 78* 13’ 43” W

39.627286 N, 78.228852 W

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1802 

BERKELEY SPRINGS HISTORY


BERKELEY SPRINGS BATHS

LOCATION: BERKELEY SPRINGS, BATH HOUSE AT PARK ON PATIO BEHIND MUSEUM

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 37’ 37” N, 78* 13’ 44” W

39.627154 N, 78.228926 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

BERKELEY SPRINGS ONLINE TOUR

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/460


CENTENNIAL TIME CAPSULE

LOCATION: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WASHINGTON STREET (RT 522) AT PARK BETWEEN FAIRFAX STREET AND LIBERTY STREET

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 37’ 35” N, 78* 13’ 41” W

39.626582 N, 78.228126 W


CHARLES T. O’FARRELL

LOCATION: SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET, BERKELEY SPRINGS

GPS:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/O’Ferrall-3

NEW MARKER – NOT FOUND

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JOSEPH S. WHEAT

LOCATION: SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET, BERKELEY SPRINGS

GPS:

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WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY PHOTO 

NEW MARKER – NOT FOUND

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MORGAN COUNTY (WV) /

MARYLAND

LOCATION:  RT 522 AT WV/MD STATE LINE, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF HANCOCK, MD. SITUATED APPX 50 YARDS SOUTH OF SOUTH END OF BRIDGE ACROSS POTOMAC RIVER, NEXT TO STONEWALL JACKSON HILL MARKER

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 41’ 24” N, 78* 11’ 10” W

39.690226 N, 78.186176 W


STONEWALL JACKSON HILL

LOCATION:  RT 522 AT WV/MD STATE LINE, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF HANCOCK, MD. SITUATED APPX 50 YARDS SOUTH OF SOUTH END OF BRIDGE ACROSS POTOMAC RIVER, NEXT TO WV/MD STATE LINE MARKER

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 41’ 24” N, 78* 11’ 10” W

39.690061 N, 78.186173 W

https://www.theclio.com/entry/85290

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hancock


ORISKANY SAND (#1 OF 2)

LOCATION:  RT 522, NORTH OF BERKELEY SPRINGS  

GPS:

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1769

MISSING – EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN

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MISSING – EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN

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COOLFONT MANOR HOUSE

LOCATION:  BERKELEY SPRINGS, RT 9, APPX ¾ MILE WEST OF INTERSECTION OF RT 522 AND RT 9 (CACAPON ROAD),   APPX 200 YARDS WEST OF SIR JOHN’S RUN MARKER

** MARKER IS MISSING **

HOUSE AND RESORT PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS: 

39* 37’ 23” N, 78* 14’ 10” W

39.623286 N, 78.236172 W

NOTE:  MANOR IS LOCATED APPX 3-1/2 MILES SOUTH ON COLD RUN VALLEY ROAD. KNOWN AS THE JOHN HERBERT QUICK HOUSE. LOCATED ON WEST SIDE OF LARGE POND.

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://washingtonheritagetrail.com/mc_47.html

https://berkeleysprings.com/trail/gwtrail-14.html

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SIR JOHN’S RUN

LOCATION: BERKELEY SPRINGS, RT 9, APPX ¾ MILE WEST OF INTERSECTION OF RT 522 AND RT 9 (CACAPON ROAD), APPX 200 YARDS EAST OF COOLFONT MANOR HOUSE MARKER

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 37’ 26” N, 78* 14’ 02” W

39.624015 N, 78.234031 W

https://berkeleysprings.com/trail/gwtrail-8.html

https://washingtonheritagetrail.com/mc_41.html


PROSPECT PEAK

LOCATION:  RT 9, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF INTERSECTION OF RT 522 AND RT 9 (CACAPON ROAD) IN BERKELEY SPRINGS, AT OVERLOOK, SITUATED ABOUT 100 FEET FROM TUSCARORA (CLINTON) SAND MARKER ON OPPOSITE END OF PARKING AREA

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021 – VERY FOGGY DAY

PANORAMA PHOTO – AUGUST 2015

GPS:

39* 37’ 21” N, 78* 15’ 34” W

39.622580 N, 78.259612 W

https://washingtonheritagetrail.com/mc_42.html

DISCOVERBERKELEYSPRINGS SITE


TUSCARORA (CLINTON) SAND

LOCATION: RT 9, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF INTERSECTION OF RT 522 AND RT 9 (CACAPON ROAD) IN BERKELEY SPRINGS, AT OVERLOOK, SITUATED ABOUT 100 FEET FROM PROSPECT PEAK MARKER ON OPPOSITE END OF PARKING AREA

** MISSING ON 26 AUGUST 2021 **

GPS:

39* 37’ 19” N, 78* 15’ 35” W

39.622025 N, 78.259920 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarora_Sandstone


MORGAN COUNTY /

BERKELEY COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 9, APPX 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF HEDGESVILLE

PHOTOS 26 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 35’ 58” N,  78* 04’ 04” W

39.599636 N,  78.068010 W


PAW PAW

LOCATION: PAW PAW, AT THE INTERSECTION OF RT 9 AND WINCHESTER STREET

GPS:

39* 32’ 03” N, 78* 27’ 25” W

39.534339 N,  78.457137 W

https://washingtonheritagetrail.com/mc_45.html

https://washingtonheritagetrail.com/mc_46.html

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1822

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MORGAN COUNTY (WV) /

MARYLAND

LOCATION:  RT 9 APPX ½ MILE NORTH OF PAW PAW,   EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN – MISSING

GPS: (APPX)

39* 32’ 15” N, 78* 27’ 21” W

39.537739 N, 78.455944 W

MISSING?? EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATE


ORISKANY SAND (#2 OF 2)

LOCATION:  CACAPON STATE PARK APPX 9 MILES SOUTH OF BERKELEY SPRINGS, LODGE ROAD ACROSS FROM CACAPON LAKE, APPX 2/10 MILE WEST OF RT 522

PHOTOS 23 AUGUST 2021

GPS: (APPX)

39* 30’ 05” N, 78* 17’ 45” W

39.501549 N, 78.295950 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1769


WEST VIRGINIA /

VIRGINIA

LOCATION:  RT 522, APPX ¼ MILE NORTH OF ACTUAL BORDER ON NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC SIDE

PHOTOS 23 AUGUST 2021

GPS: 

39* 26’ 45” N, 78* 18’ 29” W

39.446014 N, 78.308145 W


MORGAN COUNTY /

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 9 APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF RT 9 / RT 29 INTERSECTION, APPX 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF PAW PAW

GPS:

39* 29’ 56” N, 78* 26’ 10” W

39.499104 N, 78.436266 W

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MORGAN COUNTY /

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 9 APPX 1 MILE EAST OF RT 9 / RT 29 INTERSECTION SOUTH OF PAW PAW

GPS:

39* 29’ 34” N, 78* 25’ 17” W

39.492984 N, 78.421642 W

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