Marion County



Fairmont

Population 2010 Census: 18,704
Median Age: 36.8 years

Courthouse: Completed 1965
Architect: Robert L. Brown


Hover mouse over a dot on the map for details on Fairmont.

Formed: 1842
Named: In honor of General Francis Marion of the Revolutionary War, known as the "Swamp Fox."
County Seat: Fairmont
Land in Square Miles: 308.74
Population 2010 Census: 56,418
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 182.7

Primary Sources Online
Talk Between Pierpont and Campbell
Monongah Disaster
Recruitment of Immigrants: Fairmont and Elk Garden Fields
Barrackville Disaster
WMMN radio station in Fairmont
Reilly Tar and Chemical, Fairmont
Reminiscence of World War II
1960 Presidential Campaign in Marion County
Farmington Disaster

Mary Lou Retton, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Prickett's Fort State Park, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Civil War
A Great Day at Fairmont, 1861
From Marion County, 1861
Attack on Scouting Party, 1861
Union Meeting in Marion County, 1861
Rebels at Worthington, 1861
Meeting in Marion County, 1862
Secessionists Shot, 1862
Public Meeting in Boothsville, 1862
Raid from Fairmont to Valley River and Boothsville, Marion County, 1862
War Meeting at Mannington, 1862
War Meeting at Fairmont, 1862
Fiendish Attempt to Burn the Residence of Col. A. F. Ritchie, 1862
Matters in Marion County, 1863
The Right Man in the Right Place, 1863
New State Meeting in Marion, 1863
John Michael, 1863
Fontaine Smythe, 1863
Meeting in Marion County, 1863
Battle of Fairmont, 1863
Repairing The Bridges On The B. & O. R. R., 1863
Arrest of Marion County Rebels, 1863
Arrest of a Bushwhacker, 1863
Guerrillas Arrested in their Horse Operations, 1863
Meeting in Marion County, 1864
Arrest of Rebel Citizens, 1864
Shooting Affair in Marion County, 1864
Accident near Mannington, 1864
The Late Robbery at Worthington, 1864
Marion County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
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Marion County Union Militia Letters, Folder 60
John S. Barns
Aaron Hawkins
Isaac Holman

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Marion County
Sylvanus Hall
Francis Pierpont

Secondary Sources Online
List of Marion County Legislators
"The Earliest Printed Version of David Morgan and the Two Indians," by Jack B. Moore (West Virginia History)
"A Confederate Journal," edited by George E. Moore (West Virginia History)
"The Death of Constable Riggs: Ethnic Conflict in Marion County in the World War I Era," by Charles H. McCormick (West Virginia History)
Biography of Aretus Brooks Fleming
Biography of Joseph Manchin III
Biography of Ephraim Franklin Morgan
Biography of Matthew Mansfield Neely
Biography of Lena Lowe Yost
"Famous Traitor Simon Girty Was Here"
"Medal of Honor escapes Marion man's D-Day feat"
First Father's Day service

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Paul Andrew Adamovich
Lawrence E. Adams
Jack Sterling M. Arnett
Howard Marshall Batson Jr.
John Nicholas Comuntzis
Daniel Dee Cunningham
Allen Edward Hunter
John Clark McKinney III
Harvey Loyal Myers
Harry Richard Sine Jr.
Grafton Samuel Stidger
Carl Edward Tatterson
Howard Randle Ware
Charles Frederick Wilson

History of the American Negro Biographies
James Henry Boulware



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History