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The county seat of [[Monongalia County]], Morgantown, WV, was founded 1766-1768 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, on the site of a settlement established in 1768 by Thomas Decker, who was killed by Native Americans. The [[First_Pottery|first pottery]] west of the Appalachians was believed to have been started in Morgantown in about 1785. Morgantown was incorporated in 1785 by act of the General Assembly of Virginia. and reincorporated as a city in 1901, annexing the towns of Seneca, Greenmont and South Morgantown. The city is an important center for lodging, commerce, healthcare, and technology, and is home to West Virginia University.
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The county seat of [[Monongalia County]], Morgantown, WV, was founded 1766-1768 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, on the site of a settlement established in 1768 by Thomas Decker, who was killed by Native Americans. The [[First_Pottery|first pottery]] west of the Appalachians was believed to have been started in Morgantown in about 1785. Morgantown was incorporated in 1785 by act of the General Assembly of Virginia. and reincorporated as a city in 1901, annexing the towns of Seneca, Greenmont and South Morgantown. The city is an important center for lodging, commerce, healthcare, and technology, and is home to [[West Virginia University]].
  
 
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Revision as of 16:22, 13 July 2011

The county seat of Monongalia County, Morgantown, WV, was founded 1766-1768 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, on the site of a settlement established in 1768 by Thomas Decker, who was killed by Native Americans. The first pottery west of the Appalachians was believed to have been started in Morgantown in about 1785. Morgantown was incorporated in 1785 by act of the General Assembly of Virginia. and reincorporated as a city in 1901, annexing the towns of Seneca, Greenmont and South Morgantown. The city is an important center for lodging, commerce, healthcare, and technology, and is home to West Virginia University.


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Morgantown, WV

Morgantown, WV is located about: 19 miles northeast of Fairmont, WV; 35 miles northeast of Clarksburg, WV and Bridgeport, WV; and 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.

Airports

Morgantown Municipal Airport : Map of heliports and airports

Attractions

South Park Historic District
Arthurdale Historic District
Pricketts Fort State Park

Government

Morgantown City Hall (map)

Hospitals

Morgantown is one of the primary health care centers in West Virginia. The Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children being treated at four local medical facilities.

Map of hospitals in/near Morgantown.

Healthcare at West Virginia University : HealthSouth : Monongalia General Hospital : Chestnut Ridge Hospital

Libraries

Morgantown Public Library (map)

Media

Radio Stations</br> WAJR the first radio station in Morgantown began broadcasting in 1940. Metronews, the state's news network, went on the air from WAJR-AM in Morgantown via 35 affiliated stations in 1985.

WCLG (AM 1300, Alternative) : WAJR (AM 1440, News/Talk) : WVPM (FM 90.9, NPR) : WWVU (FM 91.7, Educational) : WCLG (FM 100.1, Alternative) : WVAQ (FM 101.9, Contemporary)

Television (TV) Stations
WNPB (TV 24, PBS)

Newspapers
Dominion Post : Daily Athenaeum

Schools

Map of schools in/near Morgantown, WV.

Colleges and Universities
Morgantown is the location of West Virginia University (WVU), originally established in 1867 by act of the West Virginia Legislature as The Agricultural College of West Virginia.

Pubic Schools: Monongalia County Schools

   

Maps

180px-Morgantown_West_Virginia.gif
Map of Morgantown, WV showing streets, airports, parks, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.

Topo Map of Morgantown, WV, and vicinity

Photos

180px-WVU-4.jpg WVU Mountaineers Student Union Bldg, Morgantown, WV

Census Data

Population: 26,809
(2000 Census)

Geo Data

Elevation: 947 feet
Longitude: -79.9561
Latitude: 39.6294


Mountaineer Football

On November 28, 1891, West Virginia University was defeated 72-0 by Washington and Jefferson College of Washington, PA, in the first recorded football game by WVU in Morgantown. WVU's Mountaineer Field was dedicated on Nov. 14, 1927 in Morgantown before a football game against Penn State. John Denver helped dedicate the new Mountaineer Field with a performance of "Country Roads" in 1980.