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1783

Zackquill Morgan had Morgantown surveyed on his land

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Oct 17, 1785

Morgan's Town was established by the General Assembly

1803

Residents established the first school of Morgantown

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1826

The first steamboat arrived in Morgantown

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1838

The General Assembly granted Morgantown its first charter

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1860

The Monongalia Academy, Morgantown Female Academy and Woodburn Female Seminary educated white students

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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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1894

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

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1900

Morgantown population was at 1,895

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1901

Morgantown annexed Greenmont, Seneca, and South Morgantown

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1910

Morgantown population rose to 9,150

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1947

Morgantown annexed part of Evansdale

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1949

Morgantown annexed Suncrest and Sabraton

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1954

Public school districts in Morgantown desegregated

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1974

The Mountaineer Mall opened in Morgantown

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1983

Main Street Morgantown was organized

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2000

Morgantown population was 26,809

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