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Morgan County, West Virginia

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Morgan County, West Virginia


History
Morgan County was formed in March of 1820 from parts of Berkeley and Hampshire counties. It is named after General Daniel Morgan (1736–1802). The first settlers arrived in about 1730 but there is no record of who they were. The land was surveyed in about 1748. A young George Washington was part of the survey crew. He would return to "Bath" which is now Berkeley Springs with his half-brother, Lawrence in hopes the warm springs would help him. [1]

Government Offices

Morgan County Courthouse
83 Fairfax St
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone: 304-258-8541
Fax: 304-258-8545 [2]

Geography

Physical Features
Bends 2
Capes 3
Cliffs 1
Ridges 12
Springs 13
Streams 36
Summits 10
Valleys 23

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Adjacent counties

  • Washington County, Maryland (north)
  • Berkeley County (east)
  • Frederick County, Virginia (southeast)
  • Hampshire County (southwest)
  • Allegany County, Maryland (northwest)[1]

Protected areas

  • Berkeley Springs State Park[1]
  • Cacapon Resort State Park[1]

Demographics

  • Area
Total 230 sq mi (596 km2)
Land 229 sq mi (593 km2)
Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2), 0.2%
  • Population (est.2015) 17,524
Density 76/sq mi (29/km2)[1]

Cities
Berryville / Burnt Factory / Campbells / Cherry Run / Doe Gully / Duckwall / Great Cacapon / Green Ridge / Greenwood / Hancock / Hansrote / Holton / Jerome / Jimtown / Johnsons Mill / Largent / Lineburg / Magnolia / Mount Trimble / New Hope / North Berkeley / Oakland / Omps / Orleans Cross Roads / Redrock Crossing / Ridersville / Ridge / Rock Gap / Sir Johns Run / Sleepy Creek / Smith Crossroads / Spohrs Crossroads / Stotlers Crossroads / Unger / Woodmont / Woodrow / Bath / Berkeley Springs / Paw Paw [2]

Formed From
Berkeley and Hampshire counties. [1]

Resources

Census
The 2000 United States Censis shows that there were 14,943 people, 6,145 households, and 4,344 families residing in the county. The median income for a household in the county was $35,016, and the median income for a family was $40,690.[1]

The 2010 United States Census shows that there were 17,541 people, 7,303 households, and 5,015 families residing in the county. The median income for a household in the county was $37,281 and the median income for a family was $49,974. [1]

Notables

Land Grants

Cemeteries
Morgan County Ceneteries on WikiTree

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Wikipedia contributors, "Morgan County, West Virginia," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Wikipedia (accessed March 30, 2018).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Morgan County, West Virginia"-West Virginia Counties-West Virginia.gov online resources. Copyright © 2017 WV.gov WV.gov( Web 30 March 2018)
  3. “West Virginia Gazetteer” Copyright © 2018 HTL, Inc. West Virginia Gazetter (Web Accessed 29 March 2018) WV Gazetter




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