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1800's Charles W. Morgan Home

This was the home of Charles W. Morgan on County Street in New Bedford.
The last whaling ship to survive the years was named after him and can be seen at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.

Charles Waln Morgan was born in 1796 in Philadelphia.

On June 3, 1819, he married Sarah Rodman, who was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Rodman of New Bedford, and lived here himself.

In 1841, Charles, his wife Sarah, their four daughters and one son lived in this house.

During his life, he made fortunes in whaling investments as well as cotton mills, paper mills, iron works, coal fields, a nail factory and an iron works as well as investing in an insurance company. He owned land in 5 states.

He was a renowned philanthropist, as well. Charles W. Morgan died on April 7, 1861. He was 64 years old.

The New Bedford High School of 1909 - 1972 was built on the same location with the same magnificent view straight down William Street to the Acushnet River, the harbor and over into Fairhaven.
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Charles W Morgan Home on County Street - New Bedford, MA. www.whalingcity.net

 
 
 
 
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