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Jefferson County, WV
About Jefferson County
Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Jefferson Rock
Shenandoah Canal
Entler Hotel
Rumsey Monument and Tobacco Warehouse
Morgan's Grove Park
Peter Burr House
Charles Town
Jefferson County Courthouse and Museum
Zion Episcopal Church
Happy Retreat
St. George's Chapel Ruins
Cedar Lawn
Claymont Court/Blakeley
Middleway Historic District
Berkeley County, WV
About Berkeley County
B&O Roundhouse & Station Complex
Belle Boyd House
Berkeley County Courthouse
Triple Brick Museum
General Adam Stephen House
Green Hill Cemetery
Van Metre Ford Bridge
Bunker Hill Mill
Morgan Chapel
Morgan Cabin
Gerrardstown Historic District
Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
Hedgesville Historic District
Mt. Zion Episcopal Church
Snodgrass Tavern
Morgan County, WV
About Morgan County
Spruce Pine Hollow Park
Berkeley Springs
Dutch Cemetery
Throgmorton's Inn
Bath Historic District
Berkeley Springs State Park
George Washington's Bathtub
Roman Bath House & Museum of the Berkeley Springs
Washington's Lots
Sir John's Run
Panorama Overlook
Great Cacapon
Camp Hill Cemetery
Paw Paw
Paw Paw Tunnel
Coolfont Manor House
Cacapon State Park

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In 1740, Colonel Morgan Morgan, Dr. John Briscoe, and Jacob Hite started West Virginia’s first Episcopal Anglican Church here. During the Revolutionary War, funds were being raised to build a new chapel; however, the local County Court ordered that the funds be temporarily confiscated and used for powder and lead. (The funds were later returned.) After the war, Morgan Morgan II, an outstanding lay leader, contributed to establishing the new Episcopal Church. Colonel Morgan Morgan and other prominent early settlers are buried in the cemetery. The present building which was built in 1851 is the third church on the site.

During the Civil War, the building was used by soldiers. They left behind numerous inscriptions on the walls of the small room behind the chapel. The chapel and graveyard are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: CR26 – 0.2 miles west of US11

Man of God and War
In February 1735, Colonel Morgan Morgan organized a militia company which evolved into the first unit of West Virginia’s National Guard and one of the oldest continuously active military units in the country.


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