MARION COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA~FAIRMONT WV~MANNINGTON

Site of David Morgan's Famous Indian Fight MARION COUNTY, West Virginia New! 73-Page Booklet Early days in Marion County, WV are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 73-page booklet comprised of excerpts from four rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe (1845); West Virginia in History, Life, Literature and Industry by Morris Purdy Shawkey (1928); History of West Virginia by Virgil A. Lewis (1889); and Virginia, a Guide to the Mountain State , a WPA publication (1941). The booklet is printed on 60# opaque paper, with the print size enlarged as needed to fit the 8 1/2 x 11 size. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. Towns mentioned in the booklet include : Palatine, Fairmont (formerly Middletown), Mannington, Worthington, Enterprise, Shinnston, Hughes, Farmington, Metz , Glover Gap, Monongah. Other communities listed in the county today include: Barrackville, Baxter, Carolina, Colfax, Fairview, Four States, Grant Town, Idamay, Jordan, Kingmont, Montana Mines, Pleasant Valley, Rachel, and Rivesville. Among the many subjects included are : physical features, Doddridge's notes on "the customs of those primitive times," the Fairmont Male and Female Seminary, Francis H. Pierpont, Governor of Virginia under the "Restored Government", Fairmont ... read more