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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fairmont, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Marion County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marion County, WV (94) Harrison County, WV (63) Monongalia County, WV (200) Taylor County, WV (50) Wetzel County, WV (13)  MarionCounty(94) Marion County (94)  HarrisonCounty(63) Harrison County (63)  MonongaliaCounty(200) Monongalia County (200)  TaylorCounty(50) Taylor County (50)  WetzelCounty(13) Wetzel County (13)
Fairmont is the county seat for Marion County
Fairmont is in Marion County
      Marion County (94)  
ADJACENT TO MARION COUNTY
      Harrison County (63)  
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      Taylor County (50)  
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1West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — "The Purple Heart"
Dedicated to the recipients of the Nations oldest military decoration "The Purple Heart" In honor of all who lost their lives or were wounded in combat in any war All gave some Some gave allMap (db m179204) WM
2West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — 200 Sycamores
200 Sycamores Dedicated to the George Washington Bicentennial Feb 22, 1932 In Memory of Citizens of FairmontMap (db m172383) HM WM
3West 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
4West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Alpheus F. Haymond / Thomas S. Haymond
Alpheus F. Haymond Attorney Alpheus Haymond voted against secession as a delegate to the Virginia Convention of 1861 but served the Confederacy during the war. Postwar "test oaths” kept him from practicing law in WV until the . . . Map (db m164774) HM
5West 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 reported . . . Map (db m21205) HM
6West 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
7West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Battle Of Fairmont
On April 29, 1863, during the noted Jones-Imboden Raid, Confederate cavalry attacked Fairmont. Parts of the 106th NY Volunteers, along with militia and townsmen, mounted a strong but futile defense against overwhelming numbers. Gen. Jones's men blew . . . Map (db m156171) HM
8West 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
9West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Boothsville
Named for Captain James Booth, pioneer soldier and settler. He was killed by Indians, 1778, and his companion, Nathaniel Cochran, wounded and captured. William Grundy, brother of the noted Felix Grundy, was also killed by Indians nearby.Map (db m175247) HM
10West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Captain James Booth17   -1778
Captain Booth migrated from the valley of Virginia to this valley in 1768-and founded the first settlement here in 1772. He was fired upon and killed by a party of Shawnee Indians on June 16th 1778, at a point on the near shore of the . . . Map (db m175795) HM
11West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Colonel Zackwill Morgan
Here Lies Buried Colonel Zackeill Morgan One of the earliest settlers of the old Monongalia County Soldier of the Revolution Founder of Morgantown, (VA.) West Virginia, (1785) Born (C) 1735 in Frederick County Virginia . . . Map (db m173501) HM
12West 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 m156170) HM
13West 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 m164816) HM
14West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — East/West Stadium
Home of West Virginia's First Black/White Football Game, Dunbar High School Tigers vs. Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears September 30, 1954.Map (db m181258) HM
15West 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
16West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Fairmont Normal School Administration Building(Hardway Hall - Fairmont State University)
This property has been placed on the National Register of historic places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175252) HM
17West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Fairmont State College
Founded through private enterprise in 1865. Established as a state institution in 1867 and known as Fairmont State Normal School. Became Fairmont State Teachers College, 1931. Name Fairmont State College was adopted in 1943.Map (db m172338) HM
18West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — MA7 — First Father’s Day Service
Site of 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 m172306) HM
19West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — First Father's Day Service
First Father's Day Service Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South July 5, 1908Map (db m174989) HM
20West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Francis H. Pierpont
Born 1814, Francis Pierpont was a respected lawyer and supporter of the Union. Delegate in 1861 to the Wheeling conventions, he became governor of Restored Virginia and aided efforts to form a new state. Postwar, he oversaw the rebuilding of . . . Map (db m175079) HM
21West 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
22West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
A tribute to Gold Star Mothers, Fathers, and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. (Reverse): Remembrance, Family, Patriot, HometownMap (db m175296) WM
23West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Gold Star Mothers
In honor of West Virginia Gold Star mothers who suffered the loss of a son or daughter while serving in our Armed Forces for the enduring freedom of these United States of America from the American Revolutionary War to present . . . Map (db m179344) WM
24West 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 m172346) HM
25West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Highgate Carriage House
This property has been placed on the National Register of historic places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175248) HM
26West 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
27West 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
28West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Job Prickett House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m173478) HM
29West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — 56 — Johnnie Johnson — Legends & Lore —
1924-2005, Fairmont native. Rock & Roll pioneer who helped define early genre. Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.Map (db m174887) HM
30West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Julia Robertson Pierpont
Born July 1828 in New York, she was the wife of Francis Pierpont, who served as governor of Loyal Virginia throughout the Civil War. As first lady of postwar Virginia, she organized the decoration and cleanup of neglected Union graves in the . . . Map (db m175080) HM
31West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Korean War Memorial
In Honor of Korean War Veteran Columbus Carpenter "A man with a big heart always ready to lend a helping hand"Map (db m195587) WM
32West 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, was completed . . . Map (db m174871) HM
33West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Marion County VeteransKilled In Action
World War I Thomas R. Atha, USMC • Thomas Bennett, Army • Buie W. Boydoh, Army • Lloyd E. Brown, Army • Abie L. Burke, Army • Charles E. Cartwright, Army • Thomas M. Conner, Army • Gerardo Dapruzzo, Army • Harold Davis, Army . . . Map (db m179932) WM
34West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
At this site in 1993 the NASA's IV&V Program was established as part of an Agency-wide strategy to provide the highest achievable levels of safety and cost-effectiveness for mission critical software. IV&V Independent Verification and . . . Map (db m175540) HM
35West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Original Saint Anthony Church Bell
Cast in 1909, by C.S. Bell & Co. Foundry - Hillsboro, OH From 1911 - 1969 this bell hung in the bell tower over the original St. Anthony Church, 1547 Beverly Rd. It was moved to this location in 1969 and sat behind the church under the . . . Map (db m181294) HM
36West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Owen (Mac) McCafferty
Military Service World War II and Korea Died March 24, 1994Map (db m179095) WM
37West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — 57 — Pepperoni Roll — Legends & Lore —
West Virginia delicacy created by Italian families in Fairmont to feed local coal miners. Variants now popular statewide.Map (db m172336) HM
38West 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 m172303) HM
39West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Pricketts Fort
The original Pricketts Fort was built in 1774, during Lord Dunmore's War, on the land of Jacob Prickett. It provided protection for more than eighty neighboring families from Native American attacks. Though this fort was never attacked, there were . . . Map (db m173517) HM
40West 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 the site of Prickett's Fort Built in 1774 on the land of Jacob PrickettMap (db m153679) HM
41West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Sheriff's House(Marion County Historical Society Museum)
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m174869) HM
42West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Somehow
Dedicated in honor of all the parents and loved ones of each veteran from Marion County who served in Vietnam. Somehow I've tried for many an hour and minute To think of this world without me in it. I can't imagine a new-born day . . . Map (db m179004) WM
43West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — The Colonel George S. "Spanky" Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of local American hero, "Spanky" Roberts (1918-84), grad. of Dunbar H. S. & WV State College. 1st African-Am. aviation cadet, Tuskegee, 1941. Comm. 2nd Lt. & pilot in 1942; flew over 100 missions in Africa, Europe & Mid-East, . . . Map (db m174975) HM
44West 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 in Africa, . . . Map (db m40497) HM
45West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — The Original Dunbar School
The cornerstone of the first Dunbar School which began as The Fairmont Colored School built in 1903. It replaced the original wood frame building that is marked on the map. Dunbar Street overlooks downtown Fairmont. In 1909 it became known as Dunbar . . . Map (db m130193) HM
46West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — The Sesquicentennial of Christ Episcopal Church1852-2002
This church bell cast in 1892 at McShane Bell Foundry, Baltimore, MD. was refurbished and this bell tower constructed in 2002 to commemorate the founding of the Church in 1852. It rings in honor of former, present and future parishioners and . . . Map (db m175336) HM
47West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Valley Falls Whip and Grist Mill
In 1827 W. W. Fetterman purchased the land surrounding Valley Falls, and built a ship saw mill, and contracted with William Hanley, an English stone cutter, to cut a mill race for water power, using black powder explosives for the first time in this . . . Map (db m130011) HM
48West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Memorial
In memory of all Veterans who honorably served a grateful nation in the past, the present and the future. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Freedom is not always free.Map (db m172428) WM
49West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of all Veterans who honorably served a grateful nation The price of freedom is eternal vigilance Map (db m174880) WM
50West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans MemorialVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 629
As you stand here gazing at the American Flag waving freely in the wind, remember how brave men and women left their families, traveled unfamiliar lands and fought, for one sole purpose, so that United States Citizens remain as free as a flag in . . . Map (db m174963) WM
51West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Memorial
For God and Country To all Veterans of Marion County who helped preserve the freedoms of humanity for all ages to comeMap (db m175118) WM
52West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of all warsMap (db m175140) WM
53West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to: all Marion County VeteransMap (db m175161) WM
54West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to city by Veterans Foreign Wars Post No. 629 in Memory of departed comrades V.F.W. Post No.629 Welcomes you to Fairmont W. VA. Fairmont W. VA. incorporated as Middletown VA. 1820 changed to present name 1865 Thank you . . . Map (db m175214) HM WM
55West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans MemorialEast Fairmont High School
Dedicated to our Veterans and Military Personnel who serve our Nation with courage, pride and honorMap (db m195555) WM
56West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Monument
To the memory of the veterans of Marion County, W.Va. who faithfully served their country during the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 The War of 1812 The Mexican War 1845-1848 Dedicated May 30, 1930 to the memory of the veterans of Marion . . . Map (db m172432) WM
57West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Veterans Square
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m178565) HM
58West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Vietnam Veterans Memorial1959 - 1975
To All Who Served In Vietnam And To Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice SP4 Eugene C Summers 25 Jan 66 • MSG Clyde Hall 22 Apr 66 • PFC Philip Vilone Jr 16 Jun 66 • PFC Daniel W Stutler 4 Jul 66 • PFC Benjamin N Hamrick 8 Aug 66 . . . Map (db m179508) WM
59West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel
Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel Superintendent's Residence and Office Built c. 1929 National Register of Historic Places Map (db m172379) HM
60West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — Woodlawn Cemetery Historic District
. . . Map (db m172377) HM
61West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — World War II Memorial
In Honor of World War II Veteran Asa Davison A member of "The Greatest Generation"Map (db m195611) WM
 
 
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May. 26, 2022