Harrison County / Marion County
Harrison County. Formed, 1784, from Monongalia. It included all or parts of 17 other counties. Named for Benjamin Harrison, signer of Declaration of Independence, and governor of Virginia, 1781-1784. Birthplace of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
Marion County. Formed from Monongalia and Harrison in 1842. Named for Gen. Francis Marion, hero of the Revolution. This county was the home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in formation of this State. The Monongahela River is formed at Fairmont.
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. 39° 25.95′ N, 80° 16.65′ W. Marker is in Worthington, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Freedom Highway (U.S. 19) and Teacher
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Elm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Granville Davisson Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Coon’s Fort (approx. 2.6 miles away); Shinnston Tornado (approx. 3.2 miles away); Levi Shinn House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Marion County / Taylor County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 5.6 miles away); Farmington Disaster (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.