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Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

This Stone Commemorates the Battle of Corricks Ford

 
 
Corricks Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Corricks Ford Marker
Inscription.  Fought July 13 - 1861, on Shavers Fork here Gen. Robert S. Garnett fell the first officer killed in the Civil War
 
Erected 1926 by Tucker County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 5.288′ N, 79° 41.108′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parsons WV 26287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corrick's Ford (here, next to this marker); Corricks Ford Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Corricks Ford (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Corrick House (about 600 feet away); Clash at Corricks Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (approx.
Corrick's Ford Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Corrick's Ford Markers
¼ mile away); Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot / Parsons Railroad Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Corrick's Ford. Overview of the battle. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Corrick's Ford image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Corrick's Ford
Looking from the marker location toward the area of Corrick's Ford over Shavers Fork. The gray area on the near side bank is actually a modern embankment to reduce erosion. Below the marker location on the road runs the Allegheny Highlands Trail, an old railroad bed that crosses through next the river. The beside the trail is a marker further explaining the battle. The railroad line dated to the early 20th century, and did not factor into the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Oct. 26, 2020