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Pricketts Fort State Park

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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

Lodging: nearby

Dining: picnic areas

Highlights: Pricketts Fort, Job Prickett House, Prickett Cemetery, Pricketts Creek, Monongahela River


Park Maps: Map : Topo Map : Aerial Photo : Tiger Map


Pricketts Fort

Route 3, Fairmont, WV 26554 / Phone: (304) 363-3030