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

Prickett’s Fort

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
1. Prickett’s Fort Marker
Inscription.  To the north stood the fort built, 1774, by Jacob Prickett. In 1777, Captain William Haymond commanded a militia company here which guarded Monongahela Valley. In Prickett Cemetery are graves of Colonel Zackquill Morgan and other pioneers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraForts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 39° 29.737′ N, 80° 5.571′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Meadowdale Road (County Route 73) and Pricketts Fort Road (County Route 72), on the left when traveling west on Meadowdale Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmont WV 26554, 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. A different marker also named Prickett's Fort (approx. 1˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Graves of the Pierponts (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Monument
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By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle for the Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Francis H. Pierpont Home (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
Regarding Prickett’s Fort. A recreation of Prickett’s Fort is at Pricketts Fort State Park. Pricketts Fort Road (Local Route 72) is at this intersection. Take it north to the park and to Prickett Cemetery. Both are at the mouth of Prickett Creek on the Monongahela River.
 
Also see . . .  Prickett’s Fort Memorial Foundation Website. “As one of West Virginia's most unique living history museums, Pricketts Fort invites visitors to relive the pioneering spirit of Captain Jacob Prickett and his family. Travel back in time through the life of the Pricketts...and experience survival on the dangerous frontier of the late 1700's. Learn how these western Virginia settlers co-existed with the native American Indians, watch as costumed interpreters demonstrate the leisure, trade and domestic activities of the past, and witness the evolution of an increasingly civilized lifestyle
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over an 85-year period.” (Submitted on July 5, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on April 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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