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Monongalia County

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Monongalia County

Formed in 1776 from the District of West Augusta (Virginia) by act of the General Assmbly of Virginia, with additional territory being added to the county in 1780. The county was intended to be named for the Monongahela River, but due to a clerical error received the name Monongalia. The county is home to West Virginia University.

County Seat: Morgantown, WV
Population: 81,866(2000 Census)
Monongalia County Profile

Lodging: Monongalia County Hotels

Airports: Morgantown Municipal Airport
Schools: Monongalia County Schools
Libraries: Morgantown Public Library

Cities and Towns

Blacksville, WV
Cassville, WV
Granville, WV
Morgantown, WV
Star City, WV
Westover, WV

Early Iron Furnaces

Monongalia County was the scene of an extensive iron making industry from 1800 to 1870. Five furnances were operated along Cheat River near Ice's Ferry, one at Clinton Furnace, on Booths Creek, and one at Rock Rorge on Deckers Creek.


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 37 (Degrees F) -- Low 21 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 83 (Degrees F) -- Low 63 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.51 inches -- July: 4.27 (inches) -- Annual: 41.2 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 45 inches

Monongalia County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Marion, Monongalia and Taylor Counties