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Barrackville Covered Bridge and Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2014
Barrackville Covered Bridge and Marker
West Virginia (Marion County), Barrackville — Barrackville Covered Bridge
This covered bridge, built in 1853 by Eli and Lemuel Chenoweth, West Virginia’s pioneer bridge builders, is an excellent example of a modified Burr Truss and is in substantially original condition. The bridge was saved from destruction during Jones’ . . . — Map (db m75051) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — A. Brooks Fleming HouseA Role in the Action — Jones-Imboden Raid
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported . . . — Map (db m21232) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Attack on FairmontWatching from the Kearsley House — Jones-Imboden Raid
(Preface):On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later . . . — Map (db m21205) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Battle for the BridgeThe Foundry Fight — Jones-Imboden Raid
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported . . . — Map (db m21136) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Boaz Fleming1758–1830
Here in 1819, on land purchased from Thomas Barns, Boaz Fleming, pioneer, soldier of the American Revolution, founded this town, which, in 1820, the Virginia General Assembly established as Middletown, under a trustee form of Government. . . . — Map (db m29733) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Confederate Cemetery
Near this point, in a mass grave, lie the remains of 39 Confederate soldiers from the 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th Virginia cavalry units—part of the force led by Gen. W.E. Jones. Attacked Fairmont April 29, 1863, after raids at Kingwood and . . . — Map (db m21306) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender
David Morgan (1721–1813). Son of Col. Morgan Morgan. Surveyed with Washington for Fairfax Stone; explored with Boone & Gist. Settled here in 1771. Surveyed Pleasantville (Rivesville) 1776. Upriver on his nearby 361-acre River see, he . . . — Map (db m21307) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Fairmont
Home of Francis H. Pierpont, whose services in the organization of this State are commemorated by his statue in Statuary Hall, Washington. He was governor under the Restored Government of the State of Virginia, 1861–1868. — Map (db m21313) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — MA7 — First Father’s Day Service
Sote pf Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal church, now Central United Methodist, where Father’s Day was first observed on July 5, 1908. Reverend Webb conducted the service upon the request of Mrs. Charles Clayton, daughter of Methodist minister . . . — Map (db m75095) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Francis H. Pierpont Home“Father of West Virginia”
Ahead near Pierpont Avenue stood the home of Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor of the Restored Government of Virginia and the “Father of West Virginia.” Here he brought his bride, Julia Augusta Robertson Pierpont, in 1854. Here their . . . — Map (db m75030) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Graves of the PierpontsIn Memoriam
Francis H. Pierpont, governor of the Restored Government of Virginia and the "Father of West Virginia" died on March 24, 1899. He is buried here with his wife, Julia Augusta Robertson Pierpont. They first met when he interviewed her in 1847 for a . . . — Map (db m36657) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge
Completed in 1921, honoring WWI veterans. Designed by Concrete Steel Engineering Co., NY; built by John F. Casey Co., Pittsburgh. Three 250 ft. reinforced concrete arch spans, 90 ft. above river, 1,266 ft. long. Connected Fairmont by trolley, foot . . . — Map (db m21303) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge
Completed in 1921, honoring WWI veterans. Designed by Concrete Steel Engineering Co., NY; built by John F. Casey Co., Pittsburgh. Three 250 ft. reinforced concrete arch spans, 90 ft. above river, 1,266 ft. long. Connected Fairmont by trolley, foot . . . — Map (db m21304) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Marion County Courthouse
Marion County was named for the Revolutionary War general, Francis Marion of South Carolina, the legendary “Swamp Fox.” It was formed in 1842 from Harrison and Monongalia Counties. The first courthouse, a two-story red brick structure, . . . — Map (db m21408) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Prickett’s Fort
To the north stood the fort built, 1774, by Jacob Prickett. In 1777, Captain William Haymond commanded a militia company here which guarded Monongahela Valley. In Prickett Cemetery are graves of Colonel Zackquill Morgan and other pioneers. — Map (db m75100) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Prickett's Fort
This monument is erected by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution of West Virginia to mark Prickett's Fort Built in 1774 on the land of Jacob Prickett — Map (db m120730) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of local American hero, “Spanky” Roberts (1918–84), graduate of Dunbar H.S. & WV State College, 1st African-American aviation cadet, Tuskegee, 1941. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant & pilot in 1942; flew over 100 missions . . . — Map (db m40497) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Farmington — Farmington Disaster
Explosion in Consolidated Coal No. 9 mine November 20, 1968 resulted in deaths of 78 miners, with only 21 men rescued. Mine sealed ten days later due to fires and explosions. In 1969 recovery efforts began. Over ten year period the bodies of 59 . . . — Map (db m21091) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Farmington — Indian Raid
Here Nicholas Wood and Jacob Straight were killed and Mrs. Elizabeth Dragoo captured during Indian raid in 1786. Mrs. Straight and her daughter made their escape from the Indians by hiding under sheltering rocks near by. — Map (db m75089) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Farmington — Waitman T. Willey
A mile north stood the cabin in which Waitman T. Willey, the State’s first U.S. Senator was born, October 18, 1811. Elected August 4, 1863 by the Legislature, he served until March 3, 1871. Died May 2, 1900; buried in Morgantown. — Map (db m21130) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Mannington — Mannington / Flaggy Meadow
Mannington. Once called Koontown but renamed in 1856 when chartered as town by Va. Assembly. Incorporated under W. Va. law in 1871. Abundant natural gas attracted diverse industry by 1900. Brick, glass and boiler factories, machine shops, . . . — Map (db m21087) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Metz — Marion County / Wetzel County
Marion County Side A Formed, 1842, from Harrison and Monongalia. Named for hero of the Revolution, Gen. Francis Marion. County was home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in formation of this State. The Monongahela River forms just above . . . — Map (db m71114) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Rivesville — David Morgan
Near this spot, 1779, David Morgan killed two Indians, of whose attack on his two children he had been warned in a strange dream. Morgan lived on a farm on the Monongahela River between Paw Paw and Prickett Creeks. — Map (db m74665) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Rivesville — Fort Pawpaw
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. — Map (db m74667) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Rivesville — Marion County / Monongalia County
Marion County Formed 1842, from Harrison and Monongalia. Named for hero of Revolution, Gen. Francis Marion. County was home of Francis H. Pierpont, leader in the formation of this State. The Monongahela River forms just above Fairmount. . . . — Map (db m73388) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Worthington — Coon’s Fort
To the south, Indian fort built in 1777 under direction of Captain James Booth. It was an important place of refuge for many early settlers in this valley. Near by was the iron furnace built by Benjamin Brice in 1812. — Map (db m75093) HM

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