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

Julia Robertson Pierpont

 
 
Julia Robertson Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 7, 2021
1. Julia Robertson Pierpont Marker
Inscription.  Born July 1828 in New York, she was the wife of Francis Pierpont, who served as governor of Loyal Virginia throughout the Civil War. As first lady of postwar Virginia, she organized the decoration and cleanup of neglected Union graves in the Richmond area in 1866. Her efforts are viewed by some as the start of Decoration, now Memorial, Day. She died on March 25, 1886.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 39° 29.052′ N, 80° 8.674′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Adams Street (U.S. 19/250) east of Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 19/250), on the left when traveling north. Marker is across the street from the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Adams Street, 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. Francis H. Pierpont (a few steps from this marker); Sheriff's House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Original Dunbar School
Julia Robertson Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 7, 2021
2. Julia Robertson Pierpont Marker
Francis H. Pierpont marker is seen in the background.
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(about 400 feet away); Boaz Fleming (about 400 feet away); Marion County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Fairmont (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); A. Brooks Fleming House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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