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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Parsons, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Tucker County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tucker County, WV (58) Barbour County, WV (41) Grant County, WV (32) Preston County, WV (76) Randolph County, WV (104)  TuckerCounty(58) Tucker County (58)  BarbourCounty(41) Barbour County (41)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  PrestonCounty(76) Preston County (76)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)
Parsons is in Tucker County
      Tucker County (58)  
      Barbour County (41)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Preston County (76)  
      Randolph County (104)  
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1West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Williams v. Board of Education Case
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
2West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — All Gave Some, Some Gave All
All gave some Some gave allMap (db m153121) WM
3West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Clash at Corricks Ford — Death of Garnett — The First Campaign —
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 m159726) HM
4West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford — Retreat Becomes Disaster — The First Campaign —
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
5West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corrick's Ford
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 m169577) HM
6West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corrick's Ford Battle
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
7West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford Battlefield — Death of a General and Birth of a State
"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
. . . Map (db m23654) HM
8West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford Battlefield — Tale of the Monuments
"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
9West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford Battlefield — First to Fall — General Garnett at Corricks Ford —
"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
10West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Flood of November 4-5, 1985 Memorial
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
11West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot / Parsons Railroad Depot
Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot 1888 Trains in operation from 1889 - 1983 Parsons Railroad Depot Parsons, West Virginia has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States . . . Map (db m153124) HM
12West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Honor of All Women who Served in the Armed Forces to Preserve America's Freedom
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
13West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All American Veterans
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
14West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All Korean War Veterans
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
15West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans
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
16West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All Persian Gulf War Veterans
"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
17West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans
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
18West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All World War I Veterans
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
19West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — In Memory of All World War II Veterans
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
20West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Parsons / Corrick's Ford
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
21West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — The Corrick House — Corricks Ford Battlefield — Silent Witness to War —
"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
22West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — This Stone Commemorates the Battle of Corricks Ford
Fought July 13 - 1861, on Shavers Fork. Here Gen. Robert S. Garnett fell the first officer killed in the Civil War.Map (db m169557) HM WM
23West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Tucker County Bank Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153100) HM
24West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Tucker County Courthouse — Architect - Frank Pierce Milburn — Built 1898 - c. 1900 —
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
25West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — We Are Free Because You Were Brave!
Korean 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
Jan. 26, 2022