Corricks Ford Battlefield

Corricks Ford Battlefield (HMFQP)

Location: Parsons, WV 26287 Tucker County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.282', W 79° 41.099'

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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 219 above, two monuments mark the Battle of Corricks Ford. A six-ton boulder was hauled by sled to Parsons, where members of the Tucker County Historical Society affixed an 18 x 20" bronze plaque. This monument was dedicated at the courthouse on September 30, 1926, and moved here in 1938. A West Virginia historical highway marker was added about the same year. For your safety, please do not attempt to visit the actual signs on US 219.

Another monument to the battle was unveiled at the courthouse in 1938, and dedicated by Governor Homer Holt.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 613730 N 4327368
Decimal Degrees39.08803333, -79.68498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.282', W 79° 41.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 16.92" N, 79° 41' 5.94" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4534-4538 Allegheny Highlands Trail of WV, Parsons WV 26287, US
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