The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Pricketts Fort State Park
Pricketts Fort State Park (map), in Marion County, north of Fairmont, West Virginia, preserves the historic landscape around the mouth of Pricketts Creek and includes a restored version of a log fort (c.1774) built to defend settlers from hostile Indians during Dunmore's War. Eighty families could withdraw into the stockade, which enclosed four corner blockhouses and 16 tiny cabins surrounding a small commons.
Recreation: hiking, biking, fishing, historical reenactments
Dining: picnic areas
Highlights: Pricketts Fort, Job Prickett House, Prickett Cemetery, Pricketts Creek, Monongahela River
Route 3, Fairmont, WV 26554 / Phone: (304) 363-3030