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Morgantown House

Morgantown House, Marshall, Virginia (38.83674, -77.86775)

(a) Main House Felling Dates: Winter 1806/7, Spring 1807

(a) Logs (2/4) 1806 (C); Rafters (2/2) 1806 (¼ C); Single sample 1727-1806 (pine) mthv1a2 (t = 6.44 OMBx1; 6.18 shb2; 5.35 DC-AREA2); Single sample 1691-1806 (pine) mthv3 (t = 4.76 SJC; 4.34 FORES; 4.34 GLOx1); Site master 1693-1806 (oak) MTHVx2 (t = 5.85 MD2011; 5.69 PIEDMO; 5.40 ARC).

Morgontown House is a three bay, one-and-a-half story log house with a framed addition on the east end.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built of yellow pine logs that were felled in the winter of 1806/7 and that the roof was built of oak timbers that were felled in the spring of 1807.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 The Tree-Ring Dating of Morgantown House, Marshall, Virginia, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/10




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Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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