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Rivesville in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Pawpaw

 
 
Fort Pawpaw Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Morgan (here, next to this marker); Graves of the Pierponts (approx. 2.8 miles away); Prickett’s Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away); Barrackville Covered Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Marion County / Monongalia County (approx. 3 miles away); Francis H. Pierpont Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fairmont (approx. 3.2 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rivesville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Pawpaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
2. Fort Pawpaw Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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