George Washington Stopped Here

George Washington Stopped Here (HM1E4K)

Location: Morgantown, WV 26508 Monongalia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 39.252', W 79° 53.4'

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One half mile north of this marker stood the house where George Washington stopped in September 1784 and conferred with leading men of this section "pursuing my inquiries respecting the navigation of the western waters". Eager to investigate the Cheat River and the Monongahela River he sought out Samuel Hanway "the surveyor of Monongahela County" and he also sent to the court house in Morgan Town for Zackquill Morgan and others "who would have it in their power to give the best accounts that were to be obtained which, assenting to, they were sent for and came" Quotations from the diary of George Washington for September 24, 1784.
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HM NumberHM1E4K
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1932
Placed ByThe Colonel John Evans Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Morgantown WV
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 595226 N 4389966
Decimal Degrees39.65420000, -79.89000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.252', W 79° 53.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 15.12" N, 79° 53' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Canyon Rd, Morgantown WV 26508, US
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