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Ceredo in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Camp Pierpont

 
 
Camp Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steven Cody Straley, September 8, 2019
1. Camp Pierpont Marker
Inscription.  Created as a base of operations for the 5th WV Infantry, it was named for Francis Pierpont, governor of Loyal Virginia in the Civil War. Also called Camp Lightburn, it was the only Civil War fort in Wayne County and consisted of breastworks and a converted hotel that housed the commander, Col. J. L. Zeigler, as well as a hospital and prison. The hotel was razed in 1937.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 23.854′ N, 82° 33.483′ W. Marker is in Ceredo, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is on B Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Located between Ceredo City Hall and Ceredo Police Department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 B Street, Ceredo WV 25507, 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. Ceredo - Kenova
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Dreamland Pool (approx. 1.8 miles away); West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky (approx. 1.8 miles away); Marshall Plane Crash Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Administration Hospital (approx. 2.4 miles away); County Named, 1860 (approx. 2˝ miles away in Kentucky); Country Music Highway (approx. 2˝ miles away in Kentucky); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 2˝ miles away in Kentucky).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Steven Cody Straley of Kenova, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Steven Cody Straley of Kenova, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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