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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Francis H. Pierpont

 
 
Francis H. Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
1. Francis H. Pierpont Marker
Inscription.  
Francis H. Pierpont
Governor of the restored government of Virginia
1861 - 1868
The father of West Virginia

"Lose not your sacred liberties, never abandon that flag, never yield the rights of free men."
F.H. Pierpont

 
Erected 2015 by Gareth Curtiss, Sculptor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 40° 3.844′ N, 80° 43.313′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street (West Virginia Route 2) and Market Street (West Virginia Route 2), on the right when traveling west on 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1530 Market St, Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Custom House (a few steps from this marker); The First Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Independence Hall (a few steps from this marker); Old Garibaldi (a few steps from this marker);
Francis H. Pierpont Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
2. Francis H. Pierpont Marker
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The Athenaeum (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Station (within shouting distance of this marker); B & O Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Athenaeum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Inscription on the back of the Francis H. Pierpont statue image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
3. Inscription on the back of the Francis H. Pierpont statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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