Morgantown, West Virginia

What is Morgantown, West Virginia known for?


century oil

. The old portions of US 40, now signed as Business 40, serve the downtown area. History It is the location of the western most point surveyed as part of the Mason-Dixon Line in 1767. In the early 19th century Perry Twp. was part of the Western frontier and immigrant families carved farms out of the forested hills. In the late 19th century oil and gas was discovered here, bringing considerable prosperity to many of the Townships residents. The major town located in the township


nearby school

of these immigrants retained the Welsh language, and as late as the 1930s it was common to hear Welsh spoken on the streets of Woodburn and the community was known for carrying on a traditional eisteddfod every year. Woodburn Elementary School was the neighborhood school built in 1910. Following World War II, many new families came to Woodburn, attracted by the parkland, close proximity to downtown, community atmosphere, and nearby school. In 1950, Tom and Anna Torch opened the Richwood Avenue


scenes set

Are Marshall '' has two brief scenes set in, but not filmed in, Morgantown. ''Morgantown'' is the title and location of the second volume of Keith Maillard's quartet of novels, ''Difficulty at the Beginning''. The town is also mentioned in other novels by Maillard, where it is placed near the fictitious town of Raysburg, West Virginia. Awards * 2010 ''Forbes'' "Best Small Places For Business And Careers" #10 Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


time home

, the game was played at Three Rivers Stadium. The most recent change took place in 2002, when the Backyard Brawl was played for the first time at Heinz Field, the new, full-time home of the Panthers, a year after it was opened. Born in Brown, West Virginia, he attended the public schools and graduated from the law department of West Virginia University at Morgantown (Morgantown, West Virginia) in 1914 and was admitted to the bar (bar (law)) the same year. As his health declined, Drowne moved from Marietta to Morgantown, Virginia (Morgantown, West Virginia) (now West Virginia), Union, Pennsylvania and back to Rhode Island in 1801. A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, he attended the United States Naval Academy from 1861 to 1864. During the Civil War years, the Academy was relocated from Annapolis, Maryland to Newport, Rhode Island, due to concerns about secessionist sympathy in Maryland, a border state. In 1881, Lt Commander Chadwick led the investigation into the fog signals at Little Gull Island Light in Long Island Sound after the Galatea ran around in the fog during the evening of May 12, 1881. NY Times, "Don't Believe your Ears", Feb 22, 1891 History of American Steam Navigation, John H. Morrison, W. F. Sametz & CO., New York, 1908, pg 587 birth_date Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


rock albums

''' was an American psychedelic rock and roll (Psychedelic music) band (Musical ensemble) from Morgantown, West Virginia, and a progenitor of Christian rock music. Their "Electric Liturgy" performed in 1968 was the first documented Christian rock worship service, and their 1969 eponymous debut RCA (RCA Records) album was one of the earliest Christian rock albums released. Formation '''Mind Garage''' was formed after a five person band from Morgantown, West Virginia called


title game'--

State title game his senior year to Glenn Robinson's Gary Roosevelt squad. In 1994, he was a part of the US men's basketball team for the Goodwill Games. '''Morgantown Municipal Airport''' , also known as '''Walter L. Bill Hart Field''', is a public-use airport located three nautical miles (4 mi (mile), 6  km (kilometre)) east of the central business district of Morgantown (Morgantown, West Virginia), in Monongalia County


people past

River South Branch Potomac River in Hampshire County (Hampshire County, West Virginia) in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ref


historic national

''', an homage to the historic National Road, which parallels between Keysers Ridge (Keysers Ridge, Maryland) and Hancock (Hancock, Maryland). The freeway mainly spans rural areas, and crosses numerous mountain ridges along its route. A road cut at Sideling Hill exposed geological features of the mountain and has become a tourist attraction. Corridor E In 1965, the Appalachian Development Act was passed, authorizing the establishment of the Appalachian

1965 until the freeway's construction was completed in 1991, it was designated as parallels between Keysers Ridge (Keysers Ridge, Maryland) and Hancock (Hancock, Maryland). The freeway mainly spans rural areas, and crosses numerous mountain ridges along its route. A road cut constructed for it through Sideling Hill


agricultural buildings

and Agricultural buildings would later be built. Dilley Farm was located on the other side of 8th street. The Van Voorhis Farm was large. Down Collins Ferry Road was the Anderson Farm. The Jacobs Farm was below Elmhurst and Mulberry. Trolley cars determined how far people lived outside of the city, and did not reach to what is now Suncrest. By 1920, however, cars were becoming common. In 1923, the Monongahela Development Company bought land from Krepps and most others else in the area. Suncrest Park


passing deep

(for northbound traffic only), Greensburg, Blairsville (Blairsville, Pennsylvania), Indiana, Punxsutawney, and DuBois. US 219 enters Maryland near Backbone Mountain on the West Virginia border, crosses US 50 and enters the town of Oakland (Oakland, Maryland). It crosses Maryland Route 135 and Maryland Route 39 in Oakland, before passing Deep Creek Lake. After traveling through Accident (Accident, Maryland) it intersects Interstate 68 east of Friendsville

Morgantown, West Virginia

established_title Settled (Municipal corporation) established_date 1772 established_title1 Incorporated (Municipal corporation) established_date1 1838 unit_pref Imperial area_magnitude area_total_sq_mi 10.62 area_footnotes area_total_km2 27.51 area_land_sq_mi 10.17 area_land_km2 26.34 area_water_sq_mi 0.45 area_water_km2 1.17 area_water_percent 4.24 population_as_of 2010 (2010 United States Census) population_est 30666 pop_est_as_of 2013 population_footnotes population_total 29660 population_density_km2 1126.0 population_density_sq_mi 2916.4 population_urban 70,350 (US: 393th (List of United States urban areas)) population_metro 136,133 (US: 294th (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas)) timezone EST (Eastern Standard Time Zone) utc_offset -5 timezone_DST EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) utc_offset_DST -4 coordinates_display inline,title coordinates_type region:US_type:city latd 39 latm 38 lats 1 latNS N longd 79 longm 57 longs 2 longEW W elevation_m 293 elevation_ft 960 postal_code_type ZIP codes postal_code 26501-26508 area_code 304 (Area code 304), 681 (Area code 681) (effective March, 2009) blank_name FIPS code (Federal Information Processing Standard) blank_info 54-55756 blank1_name GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) feature ID blank1_info 1555161 website www.morgantown.com footnotes

'''Morgantown''' is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County (Monongalia County, West Virginia), West Virginia. Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia, and the base of the Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (Morgantown metropolitan area). It has a permanent population of 29,660 per the 2010 census, with West Virginia University adding several thousand seasonal residents to the city and surrounding area from September through May. Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the one-of-a-kind Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit system.

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