Monongalia County / Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 43.251 W 080° 03.728
17S E 580381 N 4397195
Quick Description: A two sided sign telling us what Monongalia County and Pennsylvania were named after.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2014 10:15:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMMTJV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
Views: 8

Long Description:
Monongalia County

Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks"


Named for William Penn to whom it was granted in 1681 by Charles II. In 1682, Penn made his first settlement at Philadelphia. Early settlements had been made by the Swedes in 1838. It was one of the thirteen original colonies.
Marker Number: None shown on marker

Marker Title: Monongalia County / Pennsylvania

Marker Location: East of Rt 19, at state line

County or Independent City: Mt. Morris, PA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2012

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