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

Colonel Zackwill Morgan

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
1. Colonel Zackwill Morgan Marker
Inscription.  Here Lies Buried
Colonel Zackeill Morgan
One of the earliest settlers of the old Monongalia County
Soldier of the Revolution
Founder of Morgantown, (VA.) West Virginia, (1785)
Born (C) 1735 in Frederick County Virginia Died, January 1, 1795 in Monongalia (Marion) County, W. VA.
Colonel Morgan served with Virginia forces in the French and Indian War. Rendered valuable service in the Revolution serving as a Virginia County Lieutenant and Colonel. He was a courageous leader of the rear guard of the Revolution and of the advance guard of the Republic.

This tablet erected to the memory of Col.Morgan and to his wife Drusilla Springer, who lies buried here beside him, by their descendants and relatives in 1927.

"The living present owes a debt to the past"
 
Erected 1927 by Descendants and Relatives.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary.
 
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By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
2. Colonel Zackwill Morgan Marker
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39° 30.951′ N, 80° 5.8′ W. Marker is near Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from Overfort Lane east of Pricketts Fort Road (County Route 72), on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the large stone in the center of Prickett Cemetery. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Job Prickett House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prickett's Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pricketts Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Prickett’s Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); David Morgan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Pawpaw (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
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By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
3. Colonel Zackwill Morgan Marker
Additional plaque above the marker: In Memory of Revolutionary War Soldier and Patriot COLONEL ZACKQUILL MORGAN born C. 1735 in Orange Co., Va Died January 1, 1795 in Monongalia, Va
Marker placed by Colonel Zackquill Morgan Chapter, NSDAR
August 2012
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By Bradley Owen, May 18, 2021
4. Prickett Cemetery
Established 1774.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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