Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 39° 29.092′ N, 80° 8.577′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Street (U.S. 250) and Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north on Adams Street. Touch for map. It is at the Marion County courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Boaz Fleming (within shouting distance of this marker); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. Brooks Fleming House (about 400 feet away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis H. Pierpont Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle for the Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Francis Harrison Pierpont
“. . . Under Pierpont’s leadership, the Wheeling government called for a popular vote on the question of the creation of a new separate state. Popular approval was overwhelming, and an application was subsequently made to Congress, which also approved the issue. The new state took the name West Virginia and was admitted into the Union in 1863.” (Submitted on August 1, 2009.)
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