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Rivesville in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Marion County / Monongalia County

 
 
Marion County-Monongalia County Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. Marion County-Monongalia County Marker-Side 1
Inscription.  
Marion County
Formed 1842, from Harrison and Monongalia. Named for hero of Revolution, Gen. Francis Marion. County was home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in the formation of this State. The Monongahela River forms just above Fairmont.

Monongalia County
Formed, 1776, from District of West Augusta. All or parts of 21 other counties, including three in Pennsylvania, were carved from it. Named for the Monongahela River, bearing an Indian name, which means the "River of Caving Banks."
 
Erected 1984 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 34.218′ N, 80° 6.318′ W. Marker is in Rivesville, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Fairmount Road (US 19). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rivesville WV 26588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Everettville Mine Disaster (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Marion County-Monongalia County Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Marion County-Monongalia County Marker-Side 2
In Memory of James Arnett (approx. one mile away); David Morgan (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Pawpaw (approx. 3 miles away); Prickett's Fort (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Prickett’s Fort (approx. 5.2 miles away); Dents Run Covered Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rivesville.
 
Marion County-Monongalia County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Marion County-Monongalia County Marker
Marion County-Monongalia County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
4. Marion County-Monongalia County Marker
Marion County/Monongalia County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
5. Marion County/Monongalia County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on August 25, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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