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The Boaz Fleming 1758-1830 historical marker on Courthouse Square,
Adams St. (US 250 North), in Fairmont reads: Here in 1819, on land
purchased from Thomas Barns, Boaz Fleming, pioneer, soldier of the
American Revolution, founded his town, which, in 1820, the
Virginia General Assembly established as Middletown, under a
trustee form of government. Middletown was renamed Fairmont in
2) The Fairmont caption historical marker states: 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
Where is the sign located?
- Courthouse Square, Jefferson St. (county route 64) & Adams
St. (US 250)Fairmont
- Fairmont Police Department, Quincy St. & Jackson St.
- St Peter the Fisherman, Madison St. & Jackson St.
3) High Gate (also known as the James Edwin Watson House or
Ross Funeral Home) is a historic residence located at 800 Fairmont
Avenue in Fairmont, West Virginia.
The High Gate house and
carriage house were built ca. 1910-1913 by Fairmont industrialist
and financier, James E. Watson, son of the "father of the West
Virginia coal industry," James O. Watson. It was designed by a
Philadelphia architect. The stable and the adjacent mansion remain
fine example of Tudor revival architecture with half-timbering,
stucco wall cladding and clay-tiled-roofs, an academic style based
upon late Medieval English prototypes that was common among
suburban domestic architecture in the United States in the
An uncommon style prior to World War I, Tudor
Revival became an immensely popular style during the 1920s and
1930s. High Gate is clearly a product of the early infusion of the
Tudor style, as well as the opulence of the wealthy of the early
Who designed the High Gate?
- Morgan Gates
- Horace Trumbauer
- Henry White
4) The Middle Fork River and
the North Fork River join in Fairmont to form the Monongahela
5) The Confederate Cemetery historical
marker reads: 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 Morgantown.
The rebels routed the small Union forces, destroyed four railroad
bridges, stole horses and cattle, and looted stores in town.
Where is the sign located in Fairmont?
- 3rd St. (WV 310) South,
0.4 miles south of US 250
- Monkey Wrench Hollow and Fairmont Ave
- Locust Ave (US 19) and Country Club Road
First Father's Day Service historical marker reads: Site of
Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, now Central United
Methodist, where Father's Day was first observed on July 5, 1908.
Rev. Webb conducted service upon request of Mrs. Charles Clayton,
daughter of Methodist minister Fletcher Golden, just two months
after first Mother's Day observance at Grafton. National
recognition of Father's Day achieved in 1972 by congressional
The location of the church is on
Fairmont Avenue (US 250) and junction with what street?
- Fifth Street
- Adams Street (US 19)
Colonel George S. "Spanky" Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge is the
title of this historical marker. The inscription reads: Named in
honor of local American hero, "Spanky" Roberts (1914-84), grad. of
Dunbar H.S. & WV State College. 1st African-Am. aviation cadet,
Tuskegee, 1941. Comm. 2nd Lt. & pilot in 1942; flew over 100
missions in Africa, Europe & Mid-East, commanded 99th Fighter Sq.,
and 332nd Fighter Group in WWII. Decorated for meritorious service
in WWII, Korea, & 25 year career.
The marker is
NOT at this
- Corner of 1st Street and Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont
- Corner of Adams Street and Cleveland Avenue, Fairmont
- Corner of
Monroe Street and High Street, Fairmont
8) The title of this
historic marker is High-Level/Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan
Bridge. It reads: Completed in 1921, honoring WW I 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 and vehicle. Listed on National Register; 1991,
renamed to honor Cong. Mollohan's public service and restored in
The marker is NOT at this location?
- East end of
bridge, Jefferson Street, Fairmont
- Middle of the bridge,
Cleveland Avenue, Fairmont
- West end of bridge, Jefferson
9) Patriot Defender/David Morgan (1721-1813)
is the title of this historical marker. It reads: David Morgan,
soldier French & Indian War, serving at Fort Necessity and in
Braddock and Forbes Expeditions. Soldier in Revolutionary War.
Provided drill grounds at Pettyjohn. Surveyed Pricketts Fort and
southwest Virginia. Justice of the peace. Noted for saving two of
his children in a fight with two Indians. 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
est. Pettyjohn with ferry, mail drop, trading post, and home
(extant) with salt works.
Where will you find the David Morgan
Memorial Bridge in Fairmont?
- Merchant Street
- Third Street
- Virginia Avenue
10) Fairmont State College is the title of this
historic marker. Inscription: Founded through private enterprise
in 1865. Established as a state institution in 1867 and known as
Fairmont State Normal School. Became Fairmont State Teachers
College, 1931. Name Fairmont State College was adopted in 1943.
Marker location: Junction of US19 and Locust Avenue, Fairmont.
11) Woodlawn Cemetery is an example of the rural
cemetery. It was laid out by Tell W. Nicolet of the firm of Morris
and Knowles of Pittsburgh, PA. It is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places as a historic district. Today, the
cemetery covers 42 acres and has over 15,000 burials.
cemetery was established in the early Spring of 1875. Joseph R.
Hamilton was climbing the fence between his father's farm and that
of Norval Barns. The loaded rifle he was carrying accidentally
discharged, killing him. His father's decision to "bury him where
he lay" led to the families establishing a small burying ground.
They opened the fence line between their properties and enclosed
about a quarter of an acre to use for family burials.
it listed in the National Register of Historic Places?
- April 14, 1994
- April 14, 2004
Fleming-Watson Historic District comprises 365 buildings and 1
structure of architecture significance on 840 acres in Fairmont,
West Virginia. It is approximately bounded by Fairmont Avenue,
Second and Fay Streets, Apple Crescent, Green and Emerson Streets,
Coleman Avenue, Seventh Street, Outlook, and Fairmont. Located in
the district is Fairmont Farms, the former home of Senator
Clarence Wayland Watson.
What years did Watson serve as United
States Senator from West Virginia?
- 1895 to 1911
- 1911 to 1913
- 1913 to 1919