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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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Morgan Morgan was one of the first white arrivals in West Virginia, blazing a trail into the wilderness from Delaware in 1728. He can lay claim to being the state’s first licensed tavern keeper and builder of its first public road. He acquired a King’s patent of 1,000 acres in 1735 and built the original cabin between 1731 and 1734.

The crude cabin consisted of one room with a loft above. Morgan’s six sons and several grandsons served in the War of Independence. His grandson, James, was home on leave when several Tories captured young Morgan, tied him to the spring house door, and by candlelight, shot 17 musket balls into him in front of his wife and children.

Morgan Cabin was rebuilt in 1976 as a West Virginia and Berkeley County Bicentennial Project, using many of its original logs. The cabin was sided in 1994 to protect the logs. Nearby is the stone and log house built by Zackquill Morgan, son of Morgan Morgan, who later left the area and founded Morgantown, West Virginia.

The cabin and the Zackquill Morgan House, along with 104 acres are owned by the Berkeley County Historic Landmarks Commission.

Location: CR26 - 3.5 miles west of US11
Hours of Operation: Open on Sundays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm the month of June.
For special tours call 304-229-8707.


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