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Old 03-17-2009, 06:06 PM   #8
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Morgan Morgan / Morgan's Cabin / Morgan Acres

Markers are located on US Route 11 in Bunker Hill, Berkeley County WV, in Bunker Hill State Park.

The Monument to Col. Morgan Morgan was erected in 1926 by the Col. Morgan Morgan Commisssion.

The inscription on the plaque reads:

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.

This marker is located at the cabin on Runneymead Rd.

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