Marion County is justifiably proud of its past, and many of our attractions and activities celebrate that history. Timeless treasures include architectural marvels, collections of antiques and artifacts, and entire parks dedicated to preserving the past.
Our people are happy to share their vast knowledge with travelers, and those who visit the region are sure to take away a deeper appreciation of where we come from and how we got to where we are. Spend some of your present preserving the past!
Features the original bed, chair, and dresser of Frances H. Pierpont, first Governor of the restored Government of Virginia after the Civil War. Many antique items including a display of antique mountain musical instruments, Victorian and early school exhibits. Also, visit the 1800’s furnished log house and caboose next to the museum. Ten miles north of Fairmont on Rt. 250 N, Mannington
The Woman's Club of Fairmont is located in the Thomas W. Fleming House, a combined Neo-Colonial and French Beaux Art design, located at 300 First Street in Fairmont. It is available by reservation, for private catered dinner parties, receptions, bridge parties, club meetings or weddings. This mansion was built in 1901 and contains a magnificent ornate central staircase and much of the original furnishings and decor. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The first burial in what is now Woodlawn Cemetery was April 15, 1875. Young Joseph Hamilton was found shot with his gun beside him. He was in the old sheep yard on the Elmus and Louisa Hamilton (early Marion County pioneers) property, the part of Middletown, now Fairmont, called Woodlawn today. With over 11,000 graves today, Woodlawn is the resting place of many of the people who helped make Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia and the nation. Please take a moment to watch our video, http://w ...