Courthouse Square

Courthouse Square (HM2H48)

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N 39° 37.782', W 79° 57.391'

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Monongalia County

Named for the Monongalia River, Monongalia County was established in 1776. With the formal recognition of the Mason-Nixon line in 1783, it was determined that the first meeting place of the county court actually fell within the borders of Pennsylvania, and the court was relocated to the home of Zacquill Morgan. In 1784, a small frame courthouse was erected near the site of the present courthouse square. A new courthouse building replaced this structure in 1802, and in 1848, a fourth courthouse was constructed. The fifth and current courthouse was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by Pittsburgh architect James Baily and was completed in 1891. As the county celebrated its bicentennial in 1976, a new annex to the courthouse was completed.

[A timeline runs from Walnut Street south to the marker:]

1776
County established

1783
County seat
moved

1785
Morgantown
established

1863
Statehood

1867
WVU
established

1870
First gas
street lamps

1886
First
passenger
train

1891
Courthouse
constructed

1896
Seneca Glass
opens

1941
Ordnance
Works
constructed

1976
County
bicentennial
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HM NumberHM2H48
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Date Added Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 589551 N 4387179
Decimal Degrees39.62970000, -79.95651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.782', W 79° 57.391'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 46.92" N, 79° 57' 23.46" W
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