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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Pierpont

 
 
Fort Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. Fort Pierpont Marker
Inscription.  John Pierpont, Revolutionary soldier and the son-in-law of Zackquill Morgan, built a fort in 1769. Washington was his guest in 1784. Here was born Francis H. Pierpont, who played an important part in the formation of West Virginia.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 39° 39.252′ N, 79° 53.4′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Cheat Road and Canyon Road on Old Cheat Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington Stopped Here (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Easton Roller Mill
Fort Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Fort Pierpont Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Birthplace of David Adam Ice (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ice’s Ferry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Joseph Snider (approx. 1.9 miles away); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 3 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2018, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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