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Morgan County, WV

Morgan County West Virginia is located on the Eastern flank of the Appalachian Mountains. It is located to the far west of the Washington Metropolitan Region and is the western-most county in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The county is bound on the north by Washington County, MD and the Potomac River, on the west by Allegheny County, MD, on the east by Berkeley County, WV and on the south by Hampshire County, WV and Frederick County, VA. The Cacapon Mountain divides the county into the heavier populated eastern segment and the less-populated west. Morgan County covers 230 square miles of rural forested ridges and valleys, varies in elevation from a low of 400 feet at the Potomac River to a high of 2300 feet above sea level on the top of Cacapon Mountain, and is located about 106 miles from Washington, DC, and 107 miles from Baltimore, MD.

Agricultural Acreage in 2007: 22,440 acres
Number of Farms: 212
Number of Farm Markets:1
http://www.berkeleyspringsfarmersmarket.com
Top three to Agricultural Products: Beef cattle, forages, and small grains

Total Local Economic Contribution of Agriculture:

  • Revenue from agriculture: $1,851,000
  • Revenue per farm average $8,733
  • Crop sales $1,032,000 (56%)
  • Livestock Sales $819,000 (44%)

Other Farm-Related Products or Activities in the County Calendar of Events: http://berkeleysprings.com/calendar.htm

Agricultural Lands protected: 503 acres

Principal Agricultural Contacts:

West Virginia University Extension Service
Denis M. Scott, Morgan County Extension Agent & Extension Instructor
129 Fairfax Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone: 304-258-8400
E-mail: Denis.scott@mail.wvu.edu

Current Partners in the
National Capital Farms Network:
Anne Arundel County Arlington County Virginia Calvert County Carroll County Charles County Clarke County Culpeper County District of Columbia Howard County Jefferson County Virginia King George County Fairfax County Virignia Fauquier County Virginia Frederick County Maryland Loudoun County Virignia Montgomery County Maryland Rappahannock County Stafford County St Mary's County Prince Williams County Prince George's County Maryland Washington County Warren County Berkeley County Morgan County
County Links

New! Morgan County Farm Directory
Berkeley Springs Farmers Market
arrowWVU Extension Service Morgan County Office
Berkeley Springs Creative Community
WVU Agriculture & Natural Resources