Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Graves of the Pierponts
Pierpont and his family returned from Richmond, Virginia to Fairmont and their Quincy Street house in 1868 when his term as governor ended. He resumed his career as an attorney, served in the West Virginia legislature, and taught school for Fairmont's African Americans. Becoming ill in 1896, he lived with his daughter Anna Siviter in Pittsburg until his death.
Julia Pierpont died in Fairmont on March 25, 1886. While in Richmond. In May 1866 she and her children and several friends cleaned and decorated the neglected graves of Union soldiers in Hollywood Cemetery. In this event and others elsewhere are the origins of our nation's Memorial
On April 20, 1910, during day long ceremonies in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Governor William E. Glasscock presented a statue of Pierpont to the United States Congress. In his presentation address, Glasscock said of Pierpont, "He was the benefactor of Virginia, assisting her... to rise, phoenix-like, from her own ashes. Had there been no restored government [of Virginia], there would have been no State of West Virginia."
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 29.359′ N, 80° 8.137′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Woodlawn Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 Maple Avenue, Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis H. Pierpont Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. half a mile away); Fairmont (approx. half a mile away); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge Marion County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. half a mile away); Battle for the Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Boaz Fleming (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
Also see . . . Francis H. Pierpont - Encyclopedia Virginia. (Submitted on October 8, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Gena Wagaman of Fairmont, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2010, by Gena Wagaman of Fairmont, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Gena Wagaman of Fairmont, West Virginia. 2. submitted on June 21, 2014. 3. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Gena Wagaman of Fairmont, West Virginia. 4. submitted on October 1, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Gena Wagaman of Fairmont, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the Pierpoint gravestones in this cemetery • Photos of the gravestones of the two other WV governors and the school superintendent • Photo of the Civil War Veterans monument in this cemetery • Can you help?