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Miscellaneous Items of Interest: Here we have placed various items that are associated with Col Morgan.
You can also find directions to various Morgan Sites in Marion County, WV HERE



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West Virginia Historic Commission  Morgan Morgan Marker

Inscription:  Morgan Morgan, a native of Wales, established his home at Bunker Hill before 1732, and was leader in Eastern Panhandle’s early development. His sons gave name to Morgantown, and fought in Indian and Revolutionary Wars.

Erected: 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission. 

Location: 39° 20.15′ N, 78° 3.167′ W. Marker is in Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Winchester Pike (U.S. 11) north of Old Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map.  
Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America. 

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By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007 

 

Col. Morgan Morgan Monument

Inscription: Nov. 1, 1688 — Nov. 17, 1766. Erected by the State of West Virginia. In commemoration of the first settlement within the present boundaries of said State, which was made by Col. Morgan Morgan, a native of Wales, and Catherine Garretson, his wife, in the year 1726 on a tract of 1000 acres about 2 miles west of here. 
    Granted to him by colonial Virginia patent, and in recognition of the sterling character of the said Morgan and family who by their efforts and example, were largely useful in the community of which he was the founder and had great influence for good upon the early history of the territory now constituting this State. 
    His grave (marked) is nearby, adjacent Christ’s Episcopal Church formerly called Morgan’s Chapel, the oldest church in this State, which he helped organize and build. 

Commissioners: Ephram F. Morgan, Governor of W. Va. • Harry P. Henshaw, State Senator • Mrs. Blanche M. Pickering • Haze Morgan.  A.D. MCMXXIV.

Erected: 1926 by Col. Morgan Morgan Commission. 

Location: 39° 20.15′ N, 78° 3.167′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Winchester Pike (U.S. 11) north of Old Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map

Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America.

Link to Historical Marker Database Page  



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Morgan's Chapel:  Dating from 1740-1750, this chapel was one of the first places of worship in Berkeley County.  The first Episcopal church (Christ Church), in what is now West Virginia, was erected at Bunker Hill by Morgan Morgan in 1740.  

Location:  39° 20.028′ N, 78° 3.435′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Runnymead Road 0.4 miles west of U.S. 11, on the right when traveling west. Click for map 

Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America. 

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Col Morgan Morgan's original tombstone and also the newer marker

Colonel Morgan Morgan was born on 1 Nov 1688 in Wales. He died on 17 Nov 1766 in Berkeley Co., VA. He is buried in Morgan's Chapel, Bunker Hill, WV.



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Col Morgan Morgan built this cabin in Berkeley county between 1731 and 1734. The cabin was restored as a Bicentennial project in 1976, using many of its original logs. Located along West Virginia Secondary Route 26 west of Bunker Hill, it is a historically furnished museum. 


Article about Daniel Boone visiting his cousin, David Morgan, in 1787

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Bible entry with Col Morgan Morgan's death entry

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