Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Parsons / Corrick's Ford
John Crouch, pioneer settler, established "tomahawk rights" here in 1766, but the town was not incorporated until 1893. Here Shavers Fork and Blackwater unite to form the Cheat River. Hu Maxwell, the historian, lived near.
After the battles of Philippi, Laurel Hill, and Rich Mountain, Gen. R.S. Garnett, new commander of the Confederates, led his army southward through the Tygarts Valley. His force was overtaken at Corrick's Ford, July 13, 1861, defeated, and Garnett killed.
Location. 39° 5.778′ N, 79° 40.845′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 72) and 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parsons WV 26287, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williams v. Board of Education Case (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Corrick's Ford Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corricks Ford Battlefield (approx. 0.4 miles The Corrick House (approx. half a mile away); Corricks Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Corricks Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Corrick's Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parsons.
Also see . . . Battle of Corrick's Ford. Overview of the battle. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.