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Encyclopedia > Morgantown, West Virginia
City of Morgantown, West Virginia
Location in Monongalia County in the State of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°38′1″N 79°57′2″W / 39.63361, -79.95056
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monongalia
Settled 1772
Incorporated 1810
Government
 - Mayor Ron Justice
Area
 - Total 10.1 sq mi (26.2 km²)
 - Land 9.8 sq mi (25.4 km²)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)  3.16%
Elevation 960 ft (293 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 28,654
 - Density 2,736.0/sq mi (1,056.2/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 26501-26508
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-55756GR2
GNIS feature ID 1555161GR3
Website: http://www.morgantown.com/

Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. Part of the Pittsburgh Tri-State, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia, and is the principal city of the Morgantown, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat, it is best known as the home both of West Virginia University and of a one-of-a-kind, experimental personal rapid transit system. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WV county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Monongalia County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Contents

History

Morgantown is closely tied to the Anglo-French struggle for this territory. Until the Treaty of Paris in 1763, what is now known as Morgantown was greatly contested among settlers and Native Americans, as well as the English and the French. The treaty decided the issue in favor of the English, but Indian fighting continued almost to the beginning of the American Revolution. The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763, was signed on February 10, 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


Zackquill Morgan and his brother David entered the area of Virginia that would become Morgantown in about 1767, although others such as Thomas Decker are recorded as attempting settlements in the area earlier or at about the same time. As well, several forts were built in the area during this time: Fort Pierpont near the Cheat River, in 1769; Fort Coburn, near Dorsey's Knob, in 1770. Fort Morgan, at the present site of Morgantown, in 1772; Fort Dinwiddle, north several miles at Stewartstown, in 1772; Fort Martin, several miles north on the Monongahela River, in 1773; Fort Burris in the present-day Suncrest area of Morgantown, in 1774; and Fort Kern in the present-day Greenmont area of Morgantown, in 1774, in addition to other, smaller forts. Colonel Zackquill Morgan was a son of Colonel Morgan Morgan, the first known white settler in what would become the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Cheat River is a tributary of the Monongahela River in eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the United States. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... The South Tenth Street Bridge over the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh in 2005 The Monongahela River in Fairmont, West Virginia in 2006 Monongahela River Scene, 1857[11] Opekiska Lock and Dam on the Monongahela River near Fairmont, West Virginia at river mile 115 The Monongahela River (pronounced , also known locally...

Historic warehouse in Wharf District, converted to restaurant during late-1990s/early-2000s riverfront refurbishing.
Historic warehouse in Wharf District, converted to restaurant during late-1990s/early-2000s riverfront refurbishing.

Zackquill Morgan settled the area about 1772 by establishing a homestead near present-day Fayette Street and University Avenue. Morgan fought in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of colonel. By 1783, following his wartime duties, Colonel Morgan commissioned Major William Haymond to survey his land and divide it into streets and lots. Colonel Morgan then received a legal certificate for 400 acres in the area of his settlement near the mouth of Decker's Creek. Fifty acres were appropriated for Morgan's Town by the Virginia General Assembly in October 1785. On February 3, 1838, the General Assembly enacted a municipal charter incorporating the city, now with a population of about 700. The town became part of the newly created state of West Virginia following the 1863 secession of slave-free counties from the slave state of Virginia. Image File history File links Wharf-District. ... Image File history File links Wharf-District. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... This article is about military actions only. ... For other uses, see Colonel (disambiguation). ... The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... A city charter or town charter (generically, municipal charter) is a legal document establishing a municipality such as a city or town. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... For the term free state as it arises in United States history, see: Free state. ... The free and slave states as of 1861, with free states in blue and slave states in red. ...


Notable early structures still standing in Morgantown in the mid-2000s include The Old Stone House, built in 1795 by Jacob Nuce on Long Alley, the modern-day Chestnut Street; and the John Rogers family home on Foundry Street, built in 1840 and is now occupied by the Dering Funeral Home.


During the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Transportation built an experimental personal rapid transit system in the city, citing the area's variety of seasonal climates and geographic elevations as factors in testing the technology's viability. The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) has been in use since 1975. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit project is an experimental people-mover created in that West Virginia college town by the U.S. Department of Transportation in the 1970s. ...


Geography

Morgantown is located at 39°38′1″N, 79°57′2″W (39.633696, -79.950670)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.2 km² (10.1 mi²). 25.4 km² (9.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (3.16%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Walnut St. PRT station and part of downtown
Walnut St. PRT station and part of downtown

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,809 people, 10,782 households, and 4,183 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,056.2/km² (2,736.0/mi²). There were 11,721 housing units at an average density of 461.8/km² (1,196.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.48% White, 4.15% African American, 0.17% Native American, 4.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1818x1228, 1278 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Morgantown, West Virginia Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1818x1228, 1278 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Morgantown, West Virginia Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,782 households out of which 15.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.1% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 61.2% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.76. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


Morgantown's age distribution, which is heavily influenced by the presence of West Virginia University, is: 11.1% under the age of 18, 44.7% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 13.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $20,649, and the median income for a family was $44,622. Males had a median income of $33,268 versus $24,944 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,459. About 15.0% of families and 38.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Following Census 2000, Monongalia County (with county seat Morgantown) and neighboring Preston County were acknowledged as a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) by the United States government. Estimates from 2004 put the Metropolitan Statistical Area population at 113,500; as of July 2005, the estimate was 114,501. Of the 10 largest cities in West Virginia, only Morgantown and Martinsburg have shown positive population growth since the 2000 census, with Morgantown growing from 26,809 to a 2005 estimate of 28,292.[1] Preston County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. It was formed from Monongalia County in 1818 and named for Virginia Governor James Patton Preston. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ...


West Virginia University constitutes 913 acres (3.7 km²) of the city and vicinity, and with the fall 2005 enrollment added an additional population of 27,115 students from every state, the District of Columbia, and 91 nations. ...


Education

The city is served by Monongalia County Schools. Public elementary schools in Morgantown and its surrounding area include Cheat Lake, North, Brookhaven, Ridgedale, and Mountainview. There are four middle schools: Cheat Lake, South, Westwood, and Suncrest. The city's two high schools are University High School, the mascot of which is the Hawks, and Morgantown High School, whose mascot is the Mohigans. The latter's name is that of a non-existent Native American tribe whose name is a combination of the words Morgantown (MO) High (HIG) Annual (AN), which was the school's yearbook. The Native American mascot and logo were adopted because of the close relation to the name Mohican, a real Native American tribe.[2] Notable Morgantown High School alumni include screenwriter-film director Lawrence Kasdan (class of 1966), actor Don Knotts (class of 1942), college football coach Tommy Bowden (class of 1972), and TV college football analyst Terry Bowden (class of 1974). University High School is a high school located in Morgantown, West Virginia that houses over 1,500 students. ... For the politican faction referred to as hawks see Bush administration. ... Morgantown High School is a high school located in Morgantown, West Virginia. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Mahicans settled the Hudson River south of the Mohawk River, moved east to Massachusetts, then to Wisconsin. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (a role which earned him five Emmy Awards), and as landlord Ralph Furley on the television sitcom Threes... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Tommy Bowden (born July 10, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is the head football coach at Clemson University. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Terry Bowden is a college football sports commentator for ABC Sports. ...


As of April 2005, Monongalia County Schools employs 897 professional personnel and 490 service personnel, and carries an enrollment of 10,076 students, including 156 adult students at the Monongalia County Technical Education Center. Three of Monongalia County's 23 schools have earned Exemplary Achievement status, according to the West Virginia Office of Educational Performance Audits' (OEPA) report issued November 2004. In 2004, Suncrest Middle became a National Blue Ribbon School for the No Child Left Behind Act.


Other private schools include Alliance Christian School, Covenant Christian School, Maranatha Christian Academy, Morgantown Christian Academy, Trinity High School, and the alternative, non-religious Morgantown Learning Academy.


Early schools

While informal schools existed from Morgantown's earliest days [3], the town established a one-story, coeducational, Virginia common school in July 1803, that students attended on a tuition basis.[4].On Nov. 29, 1814, the Virginia General Assembly incorporated Monongalia Academy, the county's first public school.[5] Supported by obligatory surveyors' fees, the male-only institution was the equivalent of a modern-day high school.[6] The Academy moved to a new two-story building in 1830, with principal Jonathan Haddock offering courses in geography, surveying, and navigation in addition to traditional subjects. Presbyterian minister Reverend James Robertson Moore was principal during the Academy's 1852-1864 heyday, when its enrollment included students from 14 states.[7] In 1867, the Academy closed, and donated its land toward the establishment of West Virginia University. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Table of geography, hydrography, and navigation, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys...


The Virginia Assembly in March 1831 authorized the creation of the Morgantown Female Academy. Proceeds from the sale of the original Monongalia Academy building funded construction of a two-story school at Bumbo Lane (the modern-day Fayette Street) and Long Alley (the modern-day Chestnut Street). This school opened April 1, 1834.[8] After the Assembly approved a charter change in 1838, the school became known as the Methodist Academy.[9] This prompted local Presbyterians to create the Woodburn Female Seminary, for which the Monongalia Academy's Rev. Moore also served as principal. The seminary closed in 1866, and its assets, like those of the Monongalia Academy, were donated toward the future university. The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


Following the 1863 creation of West Virginia, the new state's first legislature created a public-school system. The act provided for the education of "free colored children", and was adapted three years later to mandate education for all African-American children. However, a two-tier system was created: White children attended a regular term (at the second former Monongalia Academy building, purchased in 1867 from West Virginia Agricultural College, the future WVU), only a short term was provided for African-Americans, who met at St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church, on Beechurst Avenue.[10] An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Catholic schools

St. Francis High School building, 2006
St. Francis High School building, 2006

A Catholic elementary school, Saint Francis de Sales, began sometime prior to 1915 as a two-room school in a house on McLane Avenue in the Seneca neighborhood, and run by lay teacher Miss Sterbutsal, who became Sister M. Isabelle of the Sisters of St. Joseph. In October 1915, the pastorate of Father Peter Flynn arranged for Ursuline nuns from Louisville, Kentucky, and in 1918, under principal Sister M. Isadore, the school moved to a new building on Beechurst Avenue, adjacent to St. Theresa's Church. On June 9, 1990, the grade school moved into the former St. Francis Central High School building, and eventually into newly built facility at 41 Guthrie Lane.[11] Its mascot is the Falcon. The Beechurst Avenuie building was demolished in the mid-2000s. Image File history File links St. ... Image File history File links St. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Saint Francis of Sales (in French, St François de Sales) (1567-1622), seventeenth-century bishop of Geneva and Roman Catholic saint, was born at Thorens into a Savoyard noble family on 21 August 1567. ... Seneca may refer to: Roman figures (any links to Seneca in Roman pages should be relinked to one of these two) Marcus (or Lucius) Annaeus Seneca also called rhetor, Roman orator and father of Seneca the philosopher and dramatist. ... A pastor is a minister or priest of a Christian church. ... The word Ursuline is used to describe the following: Ursulines A Catholic religious order. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... For other people known as Saint Teresa, see Teresa Saint Theresa of Ávila (known in religion as Teresa de Jesús, baptized as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada) (March 28, 1515 - October 4, 1582) was a major figure of the Catholic Reformation as a prominent Spanish mystic and writer and... Falcons eat humans. ...


St. Francis Central High School had existed for several decades into the 1990s, located between WVU's Towers dormitory complex and Patteson Drive in the Evansdale neighborhood. Its mascot was the Trojans. The high school's football field was named for Father Flynn. The West Virginia University Foundation purchased its building and land in July 2003, formally selling it to WVU for $11 million in August 2004, with the university then announcing it intended to use the football and adjacent baseball fields as intramural recreation area.[12] A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ... For other uses of Troy or Ilion, see Troy (disambiguation) and Ilion (disambiguation). ... The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports teams organized within a school. ...


West Virginia University (WVU)

This is a public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867. With an operating budget of approximately $654 million as of the mid-2000s, it also has $150 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants conducted by faculty members. West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys...


Fall 2007 enrollment was 27,500, with students from all 55 state counties, 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and 89 other nations. Basic figures regarding the student body:

  • 59% residents, 41% nonresidents
  • 19,510 undergraduates
  • 6,541 graduate and professional students
  • 51% male, 49% female
  • 7% minorities
  • Students residing in University housing: approximately 5,535

The 2007-08 curriculum is supported by 14 colleges and schools offering 179 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in the arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; agriculture, forestry, and consumer sciences; dentistry; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical education; plus programs at Potomac State College.


Awards

Souce: Morgantown.com

  • 2007: 9th best Boomtown City in Country, by Inc.com
  • 2006: 29th Smartest Place to Live in US, by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • 2006: 5th Best Place for Business and Careers (Metros less than 150,000 population), by Forbes
  • 2006: 12th Hottest Small City: Boomtown (Metros less than 150,000 population), by Inc. Magazine
  • 2004: 3rd Best Small Town In America, by Men's Journal
  • 2003: Well Workplace Bronze Award, by the Wellness Councils of America
  • 2002: Graded "A" in Economic Development (#21 out of nation's 496 micropolitan areas), by BizJournals.com
  • 2001: Morgantown Web Site Receives the Community Silver Award
  • 1998-2001: Morgantown named a Tree City USA
  • 2000: #1 Dreamtown in Country, by BizJournals.com

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Media

Print

Morgantown has two newspapers. The Dominion Post which is published daily. The university-owned and student-run college newspaper The Daily Athenaeum, published weekdays, is provided free on campus and to many businesses around Morgantown. A student newspaper is a newspaper run by university or high or middle school students that covers local and in particular school/university news. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, with the off-site campuses of West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg, West Virginia, West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia, Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, West...


Television

Call sign Channel Description
KDKA 2 CBS affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WTAE 4 ABC affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WDTV 5 CBS affiliate, Bridgeport, W.Va.
WPXI 11 NBC affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WBOY 12 NBC affiliate, Clarksburg, W.Va.
WQED 13 PBS station, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WPCW 19 CW Television Network affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WPMY 22 My Network TV affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WNPB 24 West Virginia Public Broadcasting Morgantown, WV
WVFX 46 FOX affiliate, Clarksburg, W.Va
WPGH 53 FOX affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.

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Radio

Call sign Frequency Format Owner
WCLG 100.1 FM/1300 AM Rock/Oldies Bowers Broadcasting Corp.
WAJR 1440 AM News/Talk West Virginia Radio Corporation
WVAQ 101.9 FM Top 40 West Virginia Radio Corporation
WWVU 91.7 FM Campus West Virginia University Board Of Governors
WGYE 102.7 FM Country Burbach of de, LLC
WZST 100.9 FM Country Tschudy Broadcasting Corp
WFGM 93.1 FM Oldies West Virginia Radio Corporation

WCLG is the call sign of two radio stations in Morgantown, WV. One is WCLG-FM, broadcasting at 100. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... WAJR is an AM radio station in Morgantown, WV. It is a part of the MetroNews Network, and is the flagship station of the Mountaineer Sports Network, carrying West Virginia University basketball and football. ... For the Australian radio station, see ABC NewsRadio NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 by NBC. The series is set in a New York City news radio station, WNYX, and starts with the arrival of a new news director, Dave Nelson (played by Dave Foley). ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... West Virginia Radio Corporation is a media corporation in West Virginia. ... WVAQ is a top 40 music radio station licensed to Morgantown, West Virginia, serving North-Central West Virginia. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... West Virginia Radio Corporation is a media corporation in West Virginia. ... WWVU-FM is a radio station serving Morgantown, West Virginia and greater Monongalia County, WV. It is owned by West Virginia University. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... WGYE is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Mannington, West Virginia, serving North-Central West Virginia area. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... WZST is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Westover, West Virginia, serving the Morgantown/Fairmont area. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... WFGM-FM is a Oldies and Classic Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Barrackville, West Virginia, serving North-Central West Virginia area. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... West Virginia Radio Corporation is a media corporation in West Virginia. ...

Transportation

Airports

Morgantown Municipal Airport is one of West Virginia's few commercial airports. It is located seven miles east of Interstate 79 just off the Pierpont Road exit on Interstate 68, accessible via WV 857 by turning left onto US 119. Image File history File links I-79. ... Image File history File links I-79. ... Image File history File links I-68. ... Image File history File links I-68. ... Morgantown Municipal Airport (IATA: MGW, ICAO: KMGW) is a public airport located just east of Morgantown, West Virginia. ... Interstate 79 (abbreviated I-79) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States, designated from Interstate 77 in Charleston, West Virginia to Pennsylvania Route 5 and Pennsylvania Route 290 in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ... U.S. Route 119, commonly abbreviated as US 119, is a spur of US 19. ...


Rail

Morgantown is not served by local railways services other than a freight train carrying coal and other industrial goods to Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh redirects here. ...


River

Morgantown relies heavily on the Monongahela River for shipping coal and other products to the nearest large city, Pittsburgh, PA. The United States Army Corps of Engineers regulates and patrol the Morgantown Locks. The South Tenth Street Bridge over the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh in 2005 The Monongahela River in Fairmont, West Virginia in 2006 Monongahela River Scene, 1857[11] Opekiska Lock and Dam on the Monongahela River near Fairmont, West Virginia at river mile 115 The Monongahela River (pronounced , also known locally... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is a federal agency made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ...


Roads

Interstate 79 travels north to its endpoint in Erie, Pennsylvania and south to its endpoint in Charleston, West Virginia. There are four exit ramps to Morgantown and environs. Interstate 68 breaks off from Interstate 79 just east of Morgantown, and also has five nearby exit ramps. Interstate 79 (abbreviated I-79) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States, designated from Interstate 77 in Charleston, West Virginia to Pennsylvania Route 5 and Pennsylvania Route 290 in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ...


Transit

Most of Morgantown is accessible by MountainLine [1]bus system. Most service operates Monday-Saturday from 7am-6pm with very limited service operating on Sunday during the WVU school year. MountainLine's Grey Line bus operates everyday of the year between Clarksburg and the Pittsburgh Airport. Morgantown also has the Morgantown PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) system. The system has five stations (Walnut, Beechurst, Engineering, Towers, and Medical) covering 3.5 miles. Most of the time, the PRT system does not run on a point-to-point basis. It is on an on-demand basis. Passengers select which station they are traveling to, and the system will send those passengers to the selected station bypassing other stations in between.


Utilities

Electric service is provided by Allegheny Power, natural gas services by Dominion Resources, and water and sewage by the Morgantown Utility Board. Allegheny Energys service territory. ... This article is about the fossil fuel. ... Dominion NYSE: D (formerly Dominion Resources) is a power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, USA, that supplies electricity, natural gas, or other energy services to homes in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and eastern North Carolina. ...


Cable television and cable Internet are provided by Comcast Communications, with [[Landline telephone and DSL services by Verizon. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A cable modem is a special type of modem that is designed to modulate a data signal over cable television infrastructure. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... DSL may refer to: Damn Small Linux Dark and Shattered Lands, a MUD based loosely on Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance books. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange...


Trash pickup is provided by BFI. Browning-Ferris Industries, or BFI, is a licensed trademark of Allied Waste Industries, a North America waste collection company. ...


In the media

The cable television network MTV announced in October 2006 that it would tape an eight-episode reality TV series, Show Choir, following Morgantown High School's show choir, which performs songs in four-part harmony, with costumes and choreography, on a competitive circuit. The show is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2007.[13] Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Morgantown High School is a high school located in Morgantown, West Virginia. ... A show choir is a group of people who combine choral singing with dance movements, sometimes within the context of a specific idea or story. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... Look up Choreography in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Joni Mitchell song "Morning Morgantown" is popularly believed to be written about Morgantown, West Virginia.[14] [15] [16] Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ...


The 2006 film We Are Marshall has two brief scenes set in, but not filmed in, Morgantown. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notable people from Morgantown

United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Ret. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... John T. Neufeld was a WWI conscientious objector sentenced to 15 years hard labour in the military prison at Leavenworth. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Terry Bowden is a college football sports commentator for ABC Sports. ... 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West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s television sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (a role which earned him five Emmy Awards), and as landlord Ralph Furley on the television sitcom Threes... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... David Selby (born February 5, 1941 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is an American character actor, best known for playing Quentin Collins from 1968-1971 on the ABC-TV cult serial Dark Shadows, and as Jane Wymans evil and compassionate TV son, Richard Channing, on the long-running, primetime CBS... Michael Tomasky is a liberal American journalist and author. ... Frank Llewellyn Bowman (January 21, 1879 - September 15, 1936) was an American politician who represented West Virginia in the United States House of Representatives from 1925-1933. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... Robert Lee Huff (born October 4, 1934, Morgantown, West Virginia) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins after earning All-America honors at West Virginia University. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Asra Q. Nomani is an Indian-American Muslim journalist, author, and feminist. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... Chris Sarandon as Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride Chris Sarandon (born July 24, 1942) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Charles Marstiller Vest (Chuck) (born 1941) is a U.S. educator and engineer. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ... John Chambers could be any of the following people: John Chambers one of the two scientists who formulated the Planet V Theory. ... The Miss West Virginia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of West Virginia in the Miss America pageant. ...

Points of interest

Caperton Trail
Decker's Creek Trail

Core Arboretum (91 acres) is an arboretum owned by West Virginia University and located on Monongahela Boulevard, Morgantown, West Virginia. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... The Warner Theatre as it appeared in 2006 in Morgantown, West Virginia The Warner Theatre is an historic Art Deco movie theater at 147 High Street in downtown Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. ... Morgantown Municipal Airport (IATA: MGW, ICAO: KMGW) is a public airport located just east of Morgantown, West Virginia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Interior, Summer 2007 The WVU Coliseum is a 14,000-seat multi-purpose arena near the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. ... Cheat Lake is an eight mile long reservoir on the Cheat River in Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA. It was originally named Lake Lynn but the Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon Cheat Lake as the reservoirs name in 1976. ... // The Morgantown Mall is located in the city of Westover northwest of the city of Morgantowns central business district along Interstate 79. ...

See also

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Footnotes

  1. ^ City-Data.com: Morgantown, West Virginia
  2. ^ Morgantown High School - Mohigan Facts - The Mohigan (3/18/04). Retrieved on 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ Core, Earl L. The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial History, Vol. 3: Discord (Parsons, W.Va., McClain Printing Co., 1979), p. 97
  4. ^ Ambler, Charles Henry. A History of Education in West Virginia from Early Colonial Times to 1949 (Huntington, W.Va., Standard Printing and Publishing Co., 1951), p. 2
  5. ^ Core, Ibid., pp. 26-27
  6. ^ Ibid., p. 45
  7. ^ Ibid., p. 384
  8. ^ Ibid., p. 114
  9. ^ Ibid., p. 230
  10. ^ Ibid., pp. 54, 632
  11. ^ Morgantown Times: "St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School Dedication: Bishop Michael Bransfield to Bless New Building" (press release, no date)
  12. ^ WVU Today: (Sept. 2, 2004): "WVU board authorizes salary increase package, facility plans" (press release)
  13. ^ Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo! (Oct. 4, 2006): "MTV to probe 'Underage' newlyweds, 'Show Choir'
  14. ^ The Courier-Post Online (July 11, 2005): "My America" (column), by Sean McCann
  15. ^ IGoUGo: Morgantown Overview
  16. ^ Author Doris Haddock, Speech "The Efficacy of Sacrifice-Based Protest" (Jan. 8, 2000)
  17. ^ "F.A.Q. - Conscientious Objector Status" (Version 1.2, April 16, 2003), by Gregory Gadow
  18. ^ Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26 (Feb. 22, 2002)
  19. ^ 32CFR578.9

Ibid (Latin, short for ibidem, the same place) is the term used to provide an endnote or footnote citation or reference for a source that was cited in the last endnote or footnote. ...

References

External links

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