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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Parsons
Parsons, West Virginia and Vicinity
▶ Tucker County (54) ▶ Barbour County (29) ▶ Grant County (24) ▶ Preston County (52) ▶ Randolph County (80)
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|In 1892, Coketon Colored School teacher Carrie Williams sued the local school board for equal pay. She was represented by the first African American lawyer in WV, J.R. Clifford, in front of Judge Hoke. Local jury found for her and she won appeal at . . . — — Map (db m74854) HM|
All gave some
Some gave all — — Map (db m153121) WM|
| In the spring of 1861, Union forces into northwestern Virginia to secure the vital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, protect important turnpikes, and support Unionists against Confederates. The two sides fought numerous engagements between June . . . — — Map (db m153127) HM|
|Federal victory at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861, forced Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett's 4,000 troops to retreat from Laurel Hill in Barbour County. Garnett, fearing that his escape route was blocked, struck northeast. His goal was to circle . . . — — Map (db m23746) HM|
|After the Confederate defeat in the Tygarts Valley early in 1861, Gen. R.S. Garnett, the Southern leader, withdrew. Here he was overtaken by Federals under his West Point classmate, Gen. T.A. Morris, his army defeated and himself mortally wounded. — — Map (db m23646) HM|
|1861 - 1865 Corrick's Ford Battle engagement between Federal troops under Gen. T.A. Morris and Confederate troops under Gen. R.S. Garnett, one mile south, July 13, 1861. Garnett, mortally wounded in this action, was the first general to . . . — — Map (db m33621) HM|
| "They have not given me an adequate force. I can do nothing. They have sent me to my death." Gen. Robert S. Garnet CSA "I have made a very clean sweep of it." Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan USA Confederate Gen. Robert S. . . . — — Map (db m23654) HM|
|"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 . . . — — Map (db m23766) HM|
|"How gallantly he died in the discharge of his duty." President Jefferson Davis CSA On July 13, 1861, some 3,500 Confederate soldiers under Gen. Robert S. Garnett crossed Shavers Fork here while chased by Union forces in a desperate bid to . . . — — Map (db m23769) HM|
Rocks of destruction shaped with pride, form an ark of strength for those who survived, and a monument of glory for those who died, in the Flood of November 4-5, 1985.
Cleta M. Long
In memory of
Raymond D. Bonner 1926 - . . . — — Map (db m153103) HM|
Trains in operation
from 1889 - 1983
Parsons Railroad Depot
Parsons, West Virginia
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States . . . — — Map (db m153124) HM|
|This plaque is a testament to the spirit of patriotism inherent in all of the courageous women who volunteered to boldly defend, loyally uphold and valiantly preserve the liberties and freedom of this great land through their service in the armed . . . — — Map (db m153114) WM|
| The memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, share a common, undeniable goal—to valiantly protect our country's freedoms.
The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever and . . . — — Map (db m153118) WM|
They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." So we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.
We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.
At times, we were greatly . . . — — Map (db m153117) WM|
This Memorial is in honor of the men and women who served to liberate the Iraqi people from the Regime of Saddam Hussein. Standing tall and supporting what our nation is all about, freedom.
The actions of those who were called to duty will . . . — — Map (db m153112) WM|
| "I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lighting of Desert Storm." . . . — — Map (db m153111) WM|
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause—freedom and honor—and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every . . . — — Map (db m153115) WM|
It was known as the Great War
the war to end all wars.
We went "over there" to the songs and cheers of our countrymen, and marched right into the grim reality of twentieth century warfare. Poison gas, machine guns, tanks, aircraft and . . . — — Map (db m153120) WM|
This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.
Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; . . . — — Map (db m153119) WM|
| John Crouch, pioneer settler, established "tomahawk rights" here in 1766, but the town was not incorporated until 1893. Here Shavers Fork and Blackwater unite to form the Cheat River. Hu Maxwell, the historian, lived near.
After the battles of . . . — — Map (db m23641) HM|
|"We had [the general's] body taken to the house of Mr. Corrick, on the adjacent hill...and the next day we selected Garnett's own ambulance for his remains, which were placed in a box with salt." Capt. Henry W. Benham USA In front of you is . . . — — Map (db m23729) HM|
|Fought July 13 - 1861, on Shavers Fork here Gen. Robert S. Garnett fell the first officer killed in the Civil War — — Map (db m23653) HM|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m153100) HM|
The original county seat at St. George was forcibly moved to Parsons at night on August 1, 1893. With the construction of the brick courthouse hopes of the return to St. George were lost forever.
Declared a Tucker County Historic . . . — — Map (db m34640) HM|
Elmer L. Barkley Jack D. Blosser Delbert L. Cosner Thomas R. Harper Leonard Hebb Denzil L. Judy Andrew R. Ketterman Warren G. Long Leonard D. Nestor Doyle D. Pennington Forrest C. Poling Forrest J. Poling Ross D. . . . — — Map (db m153108) WM|