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The county seat of [[Monongalia County]], Morgantown, WV, founded 1766-1768 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, on site of settlement established in 1768 by Thomas Decker, who was killed by Native Americans. The first pottery, west of the Appalachians, was believed to have started in about 1785 by James Thompson, in Morgantown, WV. Originally chartered in 1785, Morgantown, WV, is the location of [[West Virginia University]].  
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Morgantown, WV is the county seat of [[Monongalia County]]. The town was founded in  about 1766-1768 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, on the site of a settlement established in 1768 by Thomas Decker, who had been 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 West Virginia city in 1901, annexing the towns of Seneca, Greenmont and South Morgantown. The city is located along the [[Monongahela River]] and is an important center for lodging, commerce, healthcare, and technology. Morgantown is home to [[West Virginia University]].
  
The Agricultural College of West Virginia, later renamed West Virginia University, was established in Morgantown in 1867 by act of the West Virginia Legislature. 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 of 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.
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==<h2>Morgantown, WV</h2>==
  
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Morgantown, WV is located about: 19 miles northeast of [[Fairmont, West Virginia|Fairmont, WV]]; 35 miles northeast of [[Clarksburg, West Virginia|Clarksburg, WV]] and [[Bridgeport, West Virginia|Bridgeport, WV]]; and 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.
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===Airports===
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[http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown%20Municipal%20Airport&state=WV&lon=-79.9164&lat=39.6428&pop=0&county=Monongalia&elev=1248&scale=3 Morgantown Municipal Airport] : [http://www.wvamaps.com/airports/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&lon=-79.9561&lat=39.6294&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&elev=947 Map] of heliports and airports<br/>
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===Lodging===
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'''[http://www.wvwebsites.com/hotels/Morgantown_WV_Hotels.html  Morgantown, WV Hotels]''': Find nearby hotels and make online reservations
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===Weather===
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'''[http://www.wvwebsites.com/cgi-bin/weather2/hw3.cgi?theme=default&user=default&forecast=zandh&state=wv&place=morgantown Morgantown, WV]''': Current conditions, forecasts, weather alerts, and more
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===E-postcards===
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'''[http://wvepostcards.com/morgantown-WVU/ E-postcards: WVU/Morgantown, WV]'''
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<h3>Map of Morgantown and Vicinity</h3>
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View a [http://www.wvexp.com/maps/WV_Populated_Places.html larger version] of this map (best viewed full-screen) with links to driving directions and additional mapping options.
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===<h3>Attractions</h3>===
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[[South Park Historic District]]<br/>
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[[Arthurdale Historic District]]<br/>
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[[Pricketts Fort State Park]]<br/>
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===<h3>Government</h3>===
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Morgantown City Hall ([http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown%20City%20Hall&state=WV&lon=-79.9544&lat=39.6303&pop=0&county=Monongalia&elev=0&scale=3 map])
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===<h3>Hospitals</h3>===
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Morgantown is one of the primary health care centers in West Virginia.
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The [http://www.health.wvu.edu/hospitals/ronald.htm Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown] provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children being treated at four local medical facilities.
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[http://www.wvamaps.com/hospitals/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&lon=-79.9561&lat=39.6294&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&elev=947 Map] of hospitals in/near Morgantown.
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[http://www.health.wvu.edu/ Healthcare at West Virginia University] : [http://www.healthsouth.com/ HealthSouth] : [http://www.monhealth.com/ Monongalia General Hospital] : [http://www.health.wvu.edu/hospitals/chestnut.htm Chestnut Ridge Hospital]
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===<h3>Libraries</h3>===
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[http://morgantown.lib.wv.us/ Morgantown Public Library] ([http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown%20Public%20Library&state=WV&lon=-79.9547&lat=39.63&pop=0&county=Monongalia&elev=0&scale=3 map])<br/>
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'''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.
 
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.
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[http://www.wclg.com/ WCLG] (AM 1300, Alternative) : [http://www.wajr.com/ WAJR] (AM 1440, News/Talk) : [http://www.wvpubrad.org/radio/default.asp WVPM] (FM 90.9, NPR) : WWVU (FM 91.7, Educational) : [http://www.wclg.com/ WCLG] (FM 100.1, Alternative) : [http://www.wvaq.com/ WVAQ] (FM 101.9, Contemporary)
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[http://www.wvpubrad.org/ WNPB] (TV 24, PBS)
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[http://www.dominionpost.com/ Dominion Post] : [http://www.da.wvu.edu/ Daily Athenaeum]
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===<h3>Schools</h3>===
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[http://www.wvamaps.com/schools/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&lon=-79.9561&lat=39.6294&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&elev=947 Map] of schools in/near Morgantown, WV.<br/>
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'''Colleges and Universities'''<br/>
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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.
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'''Pubic Schools''': [http://boe.mono.k12.wv.us/ Monongalia County Schools]<br/>
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<center>[http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&lat=39.6294&lon=-79.9561&elev=947 http://www.wvexp.com/images/thumb/f/f7/180px-Morgantown_West_Virginia.gif]
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<br/>'''[http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&lat=39.6294&lon=-79.9561&elev=947  Map of Parkersburg, WV]'''</center>
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[http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&lat=39.6294&lon=-79.9561&elev=947 http://www.wvexp.com/images/thumb/f/f7/180px-Morgantown_West_Virginia.gif]
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<br/>'''[http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&lat=39.6294&lon=-79.9561&elev=947  Map of Morgantown, WV]''' showing streets, airports, parks, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.
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'''Weather: '''[http://www.wvwebsites.com/cgi-bin/weather/hamweather.cgi?theme=default&user=default&forecast=zandh&state=wv&place=morgantown Morgantown, WV]
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'''[http://www.wvexp.com/Topo_Maps_WV/index.php?title=Morgantown&lat=39.6294&lon=-79.9561 Topo Map]''' of Morgantown, WV, and vicinity
  
'''Lodging: '''[http://www.wvexplorer.com/Morgantown_WV_Hotels.asp  Morgantown, WV Hotels]
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===<h3>Photos</h3>===
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[http://www.wvepostcards.com/morgantown-WVU/ http://www.wvexp.com/images/thumb/4/44/180px-WVU-4.jpg]
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WVU Mountaineers Student Union Bldg, [http://www.wvepostcards.com/morgantown-WVU/ Morgantown, WV]
  
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===<h3>Census Data</h3>===
  
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'''Population: '''26,809<br/>
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([http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US5452060&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US54%7C16000US5452060&_street=&_county=&_cityTown=Morgantown&_state=04000US54&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on 2000 Census])<br/>
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===<h3>Geo Data</h3>===
 
'''Elevation: '''947 feet<br/>
 
'''Elevation: '''947 feet<br/>
'''Population: '''26,809 ([http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US5452060&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US54%7C16000US5452060&_street=&_county=&_cityTown=Morgantown&_state=04000US54&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on 2000 Census])<br/>
 
 
'''Longitude: '''-79.9561<br/>
 
'''Longitude: '''-79.9561<br/>
 
'''Latitude: '''39.6294<br/>
 
'''Latitude: '''39.6294<br/>
  
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'''Airports: '''[http://www.wvamaps.com/maps/index.php?place=Morgantown%20Municipal%20Airport&state=WV&lon=-79.9164&lat=39.6428&pop=0&county=Monongalia&elev=1248&scale=3 Morgantown Municipal Airport] : '''[http://www.wvamaps.com/airports/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&lon=-79.9561&lat=39.6294&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&elev=947 Map]''' of heliports and airports<br/>
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==<h2>Mountaineer Football</h2>==
'''Schools: '''[http://boe.mono.k12.wv.us/ Monongalia County Schools]: '''[http://www.wvamaps.com/schools/index.php?place=Morgantown&state=WV&lon=-79.9561&lat=39.6294&pop=26809&county=Monongalia&elev=947 Map]''' of schools<br/>
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'''Libraries: '''[http://morgantown.lib.wv.us/ Morgantown Public Library]<br/>
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[http://www.wvexp.com/Topo_Maps_WV/index.php?title=Morgantown&lat=39.6294&lon=-79.9561 Topo Map] of Morgantown, WV, and vicinity
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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.

Latest revision as of 20:02, 9 April 2013

Morgantown, WV is the county seat of Monongalia County. The town was founded in about 1766-1768 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, on the site of a settlement established in 1768 by Thomas Decker, who had been 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 West Virginia city in 1901, annexing the towns of Seneca, Greenmont and South Morgantown. The city is located along the Monongahela River and is an important center for lodging, commerce, healthcare, and technology. Morgantown is home to West Virginia University.

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

Lodging

Morgantown, WV Hotels: Find nearby hotels and make online reservations

Weather

Morgantown, WV: Current conditions, forecasts, weather alerts, and more

E-postcards

E-postcards: WVU/Morgantown, WV

   

Map of Morgantown and Vicinity

View a larger version of this map (best viewed full-screen) with links to driving directions and additional mapping options.

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.