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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…
This monument is erected by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution of West Virginia to mark
Built in 1774 on the land of Jacob Prickett
North on high flat, overlooking the junction of Pawpaw Creek and the Monongahela River, was "Pawpaw Fort," a ninety-foot square stockade-fort erected in 1781. Rangers commanded by Captain Jack Evans garrisoned it.
Near this spot, 1779, David Morgan killed two Indians, of whose attack on his two children he had been warned in a strange dream. Morgan lived on a farm on the Monongahela River between Paw Paw and Prickett Creeks.
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, Euro…
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 …
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.
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 complet…
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.
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 established P…