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Fairmont, West Virginia Historical Markers

 
A. Brooks Fleming House Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
A. Brooks Fleming House Marker
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), 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
West 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

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