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Scott's Run Veterans Memorial ( left panel ) The Purseglove Community Honor Roll The following names were listed on the original program of the honor roll dedication of Sept. 16, 1945 ( 325 names are listed ) ( right panel ) The Sc…
Founded by the Legislature on February 7, 1867, as the Agricultural College of West Virginia under terms of the Federal Land-Grant Act of 1862. On December 4, 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University.
Can you imagine a bustling community here made up of hundreds of people, all with livelihoods centered around this old stone furnace? The Henry Clay Iron Furnace was the fiery heart fueling this small community, and reminds us of our historic conn…
Born in Monongalia County in 1827, he was a delegate to the First and Second Wheeling Conventions and a member of the Restored Government of Virginia. Appointed colonel of the 7th WV Infantry in 1862, he was wounded at Fredericksburg. In late 1863…
On April 30, 1927, Federal No. 3 Mine exploded, killing at least 97 miners. Nine men inside survived the blast and soon reached safety. Using oxygen breathing apparatus, 21 teams conducted rescue efforts until May 24, containing fires as they went…
Founded by the Legislature on February 7, 1867 as the Agricultural College of West Virginia under terms of the Federal Land-Grant Act of 1862. On December 4, 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University.
In 1891, a small group of glass-making artisans from Seneca County, Ohio, founded the Seneca Glass Company. For almost 100 years, Seneca Glass Company's highly skilled craftspeople manufactured glassware and exquisitely etched lead crystal by hand…
Monongolia County was established in 1776 from the Virginia District of West Augusta and named for the Monongahela River. When the Mason Dixon line was formally recognized in 1783, officials determined that the first meeting place of the county co…
The oldest denomination of Christians west of the mountains on the Waters of the Cheat and Monongahela Rivers in the Commonwealth of Virginia (now West Virginia). First meeting house erected of logs on the highest point in the graveyard near Ce…
William Stewart settled here in 1771. Northeast was Fort Dinwiddie. Forks of Cheat Baptist Church was organized here, 1775, by John Corbley, the pioneer minister, whose family was massacred later by the Indians.