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Near Buckhannon in Upshur County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Pringle Tree

 
 
Pringle Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2021
1. Pringle Tree Marker
Inscription.  To the east (1½ miles), at the mouth of Turkey Run, stood the famous Pringle Tree, so-called because in the cavity of this old sycamore, John and Samuel Pringle, who had fled from Fort Pitt, lived two years.
 
Erected 1969 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 1.14′ N, 80° 13.732′ W. Marker is near Buckhannon, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker is on Clarksburg Road (U.S. 119) half a mile north of Pringle Tree Road (Local Route 119/2), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1340 Clarksburg Rd, Buckhannon WV 26201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pringle Tree (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Pringle Tree (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Bicentennial Sycamore Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pringle Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); Upshur County Veterans War Dead Memorial
Pringle Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2021
2. Pringle Tree Marker
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); D. D. T. Farnsworth (approx. 1½ miles away); Resting Place (approx. 1.6 miles away); George R. Latham (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhannon.
 
Regarding Pringle Tree. Take Pringle Tree Road to a left on Pringle Tree Park Road (Route 20/6) to the park where the Pringle Tree stood. The third generation of the tree is there and it appears that a fourth generation tree was recently planted.
 
Also see . . .  . Pringle Tree entry in West Virginia Explorer. Excerpt:
Deserters from the British-American forces mustered at Fort Pitt, at Pittsburgh, during the French and Indian War, they found the wilderness along the river ideal for hiding.

In 1768 John returned from a visit to a trading post on the South Branch of the Potomac River and became convinced that he and Samuel were no longer considered renegades. In 1769 they led a small group of settlers back to the valley to establish a permanent settlement.
(Submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
The Third Generation Pringle Tree at Pringle Tree Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2021
3. The Third Generation Pringle Tree at Pringle Tree Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on October 24, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Jun. 26, 2022