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Examine parts of history during a self-guided tour of Marion County's Civil War Trail. See where battles raged, landmarks were saved and prominent figures formerly resided. Learn about the Jones-Imboden Raid, West Virginia’s route to statehood and those who lead the charge. From bullet-pocked bridges to spared structures, the past comes alive at each of the seven historic markers, part of a multi-state initiative by Civil War Trails®. Explore Marion County — the Middle of Civil War History.

Civil War Guide

Our Civil War Guide features information on the seven Civil War markers located in Marion County and the pieces of history that each represent, a map outlining the route that Confederate Generals William “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden followed on their regional raid and biographical descriptions of notable figures, including the “Father of West Virginia,” Francis H. Pierpont.

Request your copy by filling out the form on this page.

Civil War Timeline

Apr. 20,

1861

May. 22,

1861

June 3,

1861

July. 11,

1861

Sept. 10-15,

1861

Aug.22 - Sep. 12,

1862

Apr. 20 - May 26,

1863

Apr. 29,

1863

Jun. 20,

1863

Feb. 3,

1865

End of the war

First shots fired at Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

First combat death occurred in Grafton

First land battle took place in Philippi

First major combat battle in Western Virginia, the Battle at Rich Mountain

Battle of Cheat Mountain

Jenkins Raid

Jones-Imboden Raid

Battle of Fairmont

West Virginia becomes the 35th state in the Union

West Virginia Legislature abolishes slavery in the state

General Robert E. Lee surrenders on April 9, 1865

Civil War Timeline

Apr. 20,

1861

May. 22,

1861

June 3,

1861

July. 11,

1861

Sept. 10-15,

1861

Aug.22 - Sep. 12,

1862

First shots fired at Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina

First combat death occurred in Grafton

First land battle took place in Philippi

First major combat battle in Western Virginia, the Battle at Rich Mountain

Battle of Cheat Mountain

Jenkins Raid

Apr. 20 - May 26,

1863

Apr. 29,

1863

Jun. 20,

1863

Feb. 3,

1865

End of the war

Jones-Imboden Raid

Battle of Fairmont

West Virginia becomes the 35th state in the Union

West Virginia Legislature abolishes slavery in the state

General Robert E. Lee surrenders on April 9, 1865

Marion Civil War Map

Explore Marion County's Civil War history by visiting each of the seven historic sites that make up the area's Civil War Trail. Stops include the Battle for Barrackville Bridge, Attack on Fairmont, Beverly-Fairmont Turnpike, Fleming House, Pierpont House, Pierpont Graves and Jones-Imboden Raid: Battle for the Bridge.

For an interactive map, visit:
civilwartrails.org/map.html

Civil War Photos

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Beverly-Fairmont Turnpike

117 Benoni Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Attack on Fairmont

Madison Street
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Barrackville Covered Bridge

Barrackville Covered Bridge
Barrackville, WV 26554

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Marion County Historical Society & Museum

211 Adams St.
Fairmont, WV 26554

304.367.5398

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Graves of the Pierponts

335 Maple Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Francis H. Pierpont Home

500 Quincy St.
Fairmont, WV 26554

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A. Brooks Fleming House

220 Jefferson Street
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Barrackville

716 Pike Street
Barrackville, WV 26554

304-366-9372

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Wilson School Museum

915 E. Main St.
Mannington, WV 26582

304.986.7053

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Battle for the Bridge

Water Street
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Woodlawn Cemetery

335 Maple Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554

304.612.4317 or 304.366.3231

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