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Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Corricks Ford Battlefield

Tale of the Monuments

 
 
Corricks Ford Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Corricks Ford Battlefield Marker
Inscription.
"No shaft of shining marble, new
From the sculptor's hand we raise for you
No, here we lay
A boulder drawn from the river-side
Where brave men battled and bled and died."

Karl Myers, Ode to the
Battle of Corricks Ford, 1926

On US Route 219 above, two monuments mark the Battle of Corricks Ford. A six-ton boulder was hauled by sled to Parsons, where members of the Tucker County Historical Society affixed an 18 x 20" bronze plaque. This monument was dedicated at the courthouse on September 30, 1926, and moved here in 1938. A West Virginia historical highway marker was added about the same year. For your safety, please do not attempt to visit the actual signs on US 219.

Another monument to the battle was unveiled at the courthouse in 1938, and dedicated by Governor Homer Holt.
 
Location. 39° 5.282′ N, 79° 41.099′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Appalachian Highlands Trail, a walking trail, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The trail in the Corricks Ford Battlefield Park parallels U.S. 219. Marker is in this post office area: Parsons WV 26287, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Markers along the Allegheny Highlands Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 28, 2009
2. Markers along the Allegheny Highlands Trail
Note the silver West Virginia state marker on the road to the upper right.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Corricks Ford (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Corrick's Ford (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Corricks Ford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Corrick House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (approx. mile away); Parsons / Corrick's Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williams v. Board of Education Case (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Corrick's Ford Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Corrick's Ford Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 196 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 13, 2014. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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