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Welcome to Morgantown ...

The city of Morgantown is located in Monongalia County<1> and is the County Seat for Monongalia County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morgantown has a population of 30,549 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Morgantown.

Morgantown is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Morgantown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Morgantown: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Morgantown: 26505<5>

Websites for Morgantown ...

Official Website:   www.morgantown.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mgnchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morgantown had an population of 30,549 people. This is an increase of 3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morgantown had a population of 29,660 people (or 30.84% of the total population of Monongalia County). This makes Morgantown the county's most populous community.

The population of Morgantown represents 1.6% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,660 people, the population of Morgantown increased 10.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,809 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Morgantown.

Adding Morgantown to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Morgantown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Morgantown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Morgantown on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Morgantown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Morgantown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Morgantown - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Mississippi (3), Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morgantown.

Communities near Morgantown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Morgantown.

  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Morgantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Masontown [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
    • Masontown [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Morgantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,277 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<7>
  • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Morgantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Kingwood [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Morgantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
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      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<7>
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<7>
    • Point Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Marion
      • Point Marion [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Marion<7>
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 903 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivesville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<7>
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morgantown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morgantown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morgantown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morgantown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morgantown. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Morgantown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morgantown ...

Looking for more information about Morgantown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Morgantown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morgantown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Morgantown: www.morgantown.com/

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Monongalia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morgantown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morgantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Morgantown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Morgantown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morgantown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morgantown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morgantown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6297, Longitude: -79.9585    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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