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Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Marion County Courthouse

 
 
Marion County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
1. Marion County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Marion County was named for the Revolutionary War general, Francis Marion of South Carolina, the legendary “Swamp Fox.” It was formed in 1842 from Harrison and Monongalia Counties. The first courthouse, a two-story red brick structure, was completed in 1844. The building had a cupola with a bell, and wood columns supported the gable roof. It housed various county offices, with a large courtroom and jury rooms on the second floor.

On March 12, 1897, the demolition of the first courthouse commenced, and the current building was completed by 1900. The architectural firm of Yost and Packard of Columbus, Ohio, designed this Beaux Arts style building. The building underwent renovations in 1960, 1977, 1987 and 2003.
 
Erected by Frontiers to Mountaineers Heritage Tourism. Made possible in part by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 29.088′ N, 80° 8.589′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Adams Street north of Monroe Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. It is in front of the courthouse at sidewalk level. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marion County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
2. Marion County Courthouse Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Fairmont (a few steps from this marker); Boaz Fleming (within shouting distance of this marker); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. Brooks Fleming House (about 400 feet away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis H. Pierpont Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle for the Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairmont.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marion County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
3. Marion County Courthouse
Marion County Courthouse Cupola image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
4. Marion County Courthouse Cupola
Marion County Courthouse, Fairmont, W. Va. image. Click for full size.
By The Valentine and Sons’ Publishing Co., Ltd.
5. Marion County Courthouse, Fairmont, W. Va.
This postcard, printed in Great Britain, has a 1909 postmark.
Lady Justice atop the Marion County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
6. Lady Justice atop the Marion County Courthouse
 
 
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