Parsons / Corrick's Ford

Parsons / Corrick's Ford (HMFNF)

Location: Parsons, WV 26287 Tucker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.778', W 79° 40.845'

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(South Side):
John Crouch, pioneer settler, established "tomahawk rights" here in 1766, but the town was not incorporated until 1893. Here Shavers Fork and Blackwater unite to form the Cheat River. Hu Maxwell, the historian, lived near.

(North Side):
After the battles of Philippi, Laurel Hill, and Rich Mountain, Gen. R.S. Garnett, new commander of the Confederates, led his army southward through the Tygarts Valley. His force was overtaken at Corrick's Ford, July 13, 1861, defeated, and Garnett killed.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 614083 N 4328291
Decimal Degrees39.09630000, -79.68075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.778', W 79° 40.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 46.68" N, 79° 40' 50.70" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-407 1st St, Parsons WV 26287, US
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