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"The OTHER Morgantown" Morgantown by grandmaR

Morgantown Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 63 photos

Around here, if you say Morgantown, everyone automatically thinks West Virginia.

But there is also a Morgantown, MARYLAND

Morgantown, MD; location 38°20'43"N 76°58'17"W is a TINY place in Charles County on the shores of the Potomac across from Dahlgren Proving Grounds

I thought the only thing there is the Mirant Morgantown Generating Station.

I have actually been to the power plant (as an OSHA inspector). US Route 301 goes by Morgantown, MD.

But also in Morgantown is Waverley is a historic home that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a large five-bay, two story Flemish-bond brick house, that faces the Potomac River. All interior woodwork is characteristic of the Federal period

On September 4, 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt made a speech in Morgantown. He said, "..For a long time I have felt that, for the good not only of the people of Southern Maryland but also for the good of the people of the United States, there ought to be a through road from Baltimore to Richmond—a cut-off if you like. It would be a road which, at the same time, would open up to the general traveling public-and we are traveling more and more every year—this very wonderful section of our country, a section that is good to look at, that is peopled by good citizens."

Before the bridge was finished in 1940, there was a ferry service to Potomac Beach in Virginia

  • Last visit to Morgantown: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 2, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    I was wondering if you knew of any apartments for rent near the plant. we are going for the shut down in the fall and we trying to get a headstart on finding a place to live...


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