[permalink] [id link]
Monongalia County was formed in 1776 when Virginia's remote District of West Augusta was divided into three counties: Ohio, Yohogania and Monongalia, all named for their most prominent rivers.
Some Related Sentences
Monongalia and County
Monongalia County, known locally as Mon County, is a county located in the U. S. state of West Virginia.
Monongalia County encompassed what are now the counties of Tucker, Randolph, Harrison and Barbour in north-central West Virginia, as well as parts of what are now Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties in Pennsylvania.
In 1780, in his Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson gave the militia enrollment of what was then the vast Monongalia County at 1, 000 troops.
In 1776 part of western Augusta County, an area also known as the District of West Augusta, became Monongalia County, Ohio County, and Yohogania County ( abolished in 1786 ).
The first white settlement in present-day Barbour County was established about 3 miles downriver from the future site of Philippi in 1780, at which time the area was still part of western Virginia and included within Monongalia County.
Thomas Nutter had received a land grant for 1, 400 acres ( 5. 7 km² ) of land along Elk Creek in what was then Monongalia County.
* Established in 1820 as Middletown, then in Monongalia County, it was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1843 as Fairmont, a contraction of " Fair Mountain ".
Baker apparently bought out his partners and, in turn, sold the parcel to James Hanway, a surveyor living in Monongalia County, who parceled the land and began selling it.
Monongalia and was
Also that day, in a nod to Don's role as Barney Fife, he was also named an honorary deputy sheriff with the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department.
Zackquill Morgan founded Morgantown, West Virginia in Monongalia County, where he died on New Year's Day in 1795 and was buried in the quiet country cemetery at Prickett's Fort, where many of his old friends and neighbors lay sleeping.
During the Revolutionary War, Zackquill was " County Lieutenant " of Monongalia County with the title of colonel.
Morgantown was established by an act reading as follows: Be it enacted by the General Assembly that of land, the property of Zackquill Morgan, lying in the county of Monongalia shall be — laid out in lots of half an acre each, with convenient streets which shall be established as a town by the name of " Morgans Town ".
On January 2, a ferry in Monongalia County was approved on Charles Stuart property to James Stafford property.
( Greene County, formed in 1796 from Washington, does not include any territory once claimed by Yohogania but was once claimed by Ohio and Monongalia counties.
The remainder of the state was redistricted, reflecting the continuing shift of the state's population to the Eastern Panhandle and to Monongalia County, however no incumbents were placed in districts where they will have to run against one another, except for the Kanawha situation.
In 1776, the District of West Augusta was divided into three counties: Ohio County, Monongalia County, and Yohogania County.
The Second District as originally formed in 1863 included Taylor, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Tucker, Barbour, Upshur, Webster, Pocahontas, Randolph, Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire, Berkeley, and Morgan counties ( Jefferson county's status in the state was still in dispute, and Grant and Mineral counties were still part of other counties, but the modern territory of all was also included ).
In 1902, the district was changed to Monongalia, Preston, Tucker, Taylor, Barbour, Tucker, Randolph, Pendleton, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
Monongalia and formed
On June 20, 1863, both Brooke and Hancock, as well as Ohio and Monongalia ( and the counties since formed from Ohio and Monongalia ) became part of the new state of West Virginia.
Monongalia and 1776
In an apparent effort to strengthen its political control of the area, in November 1776 Virginia reorganized the District of West Augusta into three counties: Ohio County, Monongalia County, and Yohogania County.
Monongalia and Virginia's
That District consisted of Berkeley County, Frederick County, Hampshire County, Hardy County, Harrison County, Monongalia County, Ohio County and Randolph County, which cover the area which is now the eastern part of West Virginia and the northernmost county of Virginia, all within Virginia's 1st congressional district, which also included Shenandoah County.
Monongalia and District
* Morgantown Wharf and Warehouse Historic District, Morgantown, West Virginia, listed on the NRHP in Monongalia County, West Virginia
Monongalia and West
Monongalia County and the town of Monongah in West Virginia, and Monongahela in Pennsylvania are named after the river.
* Old Morgantown Post Office, part of the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, NRHP-listed