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

Johnnie Johnson

Legends & Lore

 
 
Johnnie Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 7, 2021
1. Johnnie Johnson Marker
Inscription.  1924-2005, Fairmont native. Rock & Roll pioneer who helped define early genre. Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Humanities Council and William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
 
Location. 39° 29.006′ N, 80° 8.179′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from Everest Drive west of East Park Avenue (West Virginia Route 310), on the right when traveling west. The marker stands near the flagpoles beside the covered stage in Palatine Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 New St, Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle for the Bridge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack on Fairmont
Johnnie Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 7, 2021
2. Johnnie Johnson Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis H. Pierpont Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle Of Fairmont (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
Entrance Sign At Palatine Park image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 7, 2021
3. Entrance Sign At Palatine Park
Dedication plaque at this location image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 7, 2021
4. Dedication plaque at this location
Marion County Commission

Burley "Butch" Tennant, President
Randy J. Elliott, Commissioner
Ernie J. VanGilder, Commissioner
Kris Cinnalli, County Administrator
Charlie Reese
Belinda Biafore

2014
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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