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Old 03-15-2009, 04:30 PM   #184
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After picking up my Alma mater's own historical marker, I decided to pick up the Mason-Dixon marker and the Pennsylvania marker. However, on the way I found another one.

Fort Pierpont was constructed in 1769 by John Pierpont a Revolutionary war soldier and the son-in-law of Zackquill Morgan. In 1784, George Washington stayed at the fort while exploring WV. Samuel Hanway the "Surveyor of Monongalia county" and Zackquill Morgan lended thier knowlege of the area to Washington who later wrote about the area in his diary.

The marker is located on CR-67 "Old Cheat Road." I followed Canyon Run Rd from Stewartstown Rd, and it was on the right where Canyon intersects Old Cheat Rd.



No bike shot in this one, I had to park just to the right outside of the camera's shot. Just to the left out of frame stands a stone monument giving more information about the fort.



Here is a close up of the text.


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