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

Fort Pawpaw

 
 
Fort Pawpaw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
1. Fort Pawpaw Marker
Inscription.  North on high flat, overlooking the junction of Pawpaw Creek and the Monongahela River, was “Pawpaw Fort,” a ninety-foot square stockade-fort erected in 1781. Rangers commanded by Captain Jack Evans garrisoned it.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 39° 31.741′ N, 80° 7.438′ W. Marker is in Rivesville, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 19) west of Monroe Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rivesville WV 26588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Morgan (here, next to this marker); To the Founders of the West Virginia State Medical Association Organized at Fairmont (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Zackwill Morgan
Fort Pawpaw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Job Prickett House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Prickett's Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Pricketts Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rivesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 17, 2022