Stewartstown, West Virginia

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Stewartstown, West Virginia
Stewartstown, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Stewartstown, West Virginia
Stewartstown, West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Stewartstown, West Virginia is located in the United States
Stewartstown, West Virginia
Stewartstown, West Virginia
Stewartstown, West Virginia (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°42′15″N 79°54′2″W / 39.70417°N 79.90056°W / 39.70417; -79.90056Coordinates: 39°42′15″N 79°54′2″W / 39.70417°N 79.90056°W / 39.70417; -79.90056
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyMonongalia
Elevation
1,263 ft (385 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS ID1547412

Stewartstown is an unincorporated community in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

William Stewart and his wife Elizabeth Givens Stewart originally settled Stewardstown in 1771.[1] It lies in the region of Monongalia County, West Virginia known as The Forks of Cheat,[2] named because that is the area where the Cheat empties (forks) into the Monongahela River.

It is nestled close to the Cheat River off US-119 right on a bend in the river.

There in 1775, Rev John Corbly[3][4] organized the Forks-of-the-Cheat Baptist Church,[5] the oldest continuously operating church in West Virginia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Marker, "Waymaker.com", retrieved 4 Sep 2012
  2. ^ Hallie Chillag Dunlap, Forks of Cheat, "The West Virginia Encyclopedia", retrieved 4 Sep 2012
  3. ^ Corbly Family Massacre
  4. ^ John Corbley Farm
  5. ^ Joseph C. Gluck, Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church, "The West Virginia Encyclopedia", retrieved 4 Sep 2012

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