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Morgantown was one of many stops in the big loop we made from NY to FL and back. We went down the coast and came back up the interior states.
Morgantown is located near the intersection of I-68 and I-79 which puts it on the main traffic routes in West Virginia. The Monongahela River runs throgh the area and was another transportation route in its day.

A good tourism website for Morganton is:

Wikipedia info:
27000 residents in 11000 households in the city of the county seat of Monogalia County. The greater Morgantown area has about 55000 people when all the communities and neighborhoods are counted. Nearly 20000 of that population are students in the university.

official Morgantown website is: http://www.morgantown.com/

ZIPCODE 26501 and 26502 is Morgantown or Westover
ZIPCODES 26504 throught 26508 is Morgantown in Monongalia County
039-37-50N 079-57-25W
39.630, -79.956
Area Code is 304

Town Hall is 039-37-49N 079-57-15W

interesting facts

Morgantown Police Department: only one officer killed in the line of duty in over 10 years

Famous people from Morgantown:
"Hey Andy", actor Don Knotts (Barney Fyfe)
Basketball superstar Gerry West attended West Virginia Univ. in Morgantown

city was named after Zaquill Morgan and was originally called Morgan's Town.

"Demographics Daily" list for the year 2000 had Morgantown as the best small city (10000 to 50000) in USA.

  • Last visit to Morgantown: Jun 2001
  • Intro Updated Nov 2, 2007
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