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1757

Thomas Decker settled at Morgantown, first white settlement in Monogalia County

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1759

Delaware Indians raided the first white settlement in Monongalia

1766

Zackquill Morgan registered a land claim in Monongalia County

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1775

Virginia formed the District of West Augusta on Western frontier

Oct 07, 1776

The General Assembly created three new counties, Monongalia, Ohio and Yohogania from West Augusta

1791

Indian Raids in Monongalia County finally ended

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1798

The Davis furnace was in operation in Monongalia County

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1814

Monongalia Academy was established

1831

The trustees of Monongalia Academy established Morgantown Female Collegiate Institute

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1858

Presbyterians established the Woodburn Female Seminary in Morgantown

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Jun 20, 1863

Legislature made plans to establish a federal land grant college under terms of Morrill Act in Monongalia County

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1868

The Agricultural College of West Virginia was renamed West Virginia University at the recommendation of Alexander Martin

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1886

A branch of the B&O reached Morgantown

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1889

The first oil was discovered in Monongalia County

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1890

A vast tank field was established in southeast Morgantown due to rapid expansion of oil and gas industry

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1894

The B&O branch in Morgantown extended to Connellsville, Pennsylvania

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1896

The Seneca Glass Company moved from Ohio to Morgantown

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1906

The Morgantown & Kingwood Railroad began running regular trains to Kingwood

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1912

The Monongahela Railroad was completed to Pittsburgh

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2000

Monongalia County had a population of 81,866

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