Monongalia County

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Monongalia County is named for the Monongahela River which means “falling banks” in the Native American language.


Created:  October 7, 1776

County Seat: 

Geneva ( Pennsylvania )  1776 – 1783

Morgantown                      1782 – present


County Courthouse – Morgantown              


Location:  243 High Street / Walnut Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James Bailey of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Contractor:  George W L Mayers of Fairmont


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick structure. On the east side of the building is a small plaza. The east front has a central high square red colored brick tower with steep roof. On the north side of the tower are the recessed entrance with stone arch and a round tower with conical roof. On the south side of the front, a section projects from the main building and rises to a sloped roof with a gabled roof above. On the south side is another lower square tower.



N – Greene County, Pennsylvania and Fayette County, Pennsylvania

E – Preston County

S – Taylor County and Marion County

W – Wetzel County























Photos taken 2012