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Prickett's Fort State Park
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History Made Easy Q & A

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Try this West Virginia History Made Easy Q & A.
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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) Prickett's Fort State Park is a West Virginia state park north of Fairmont, near the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River.
How many acre is the park?

  • 22-acre
  • 122-acre
  • 222-acre

2) What is Prickett's Fort State Park elevation?

  • 971 feet
  • 1,971 feet
  • 2,971 feet

3) When was Pricketts Fort first built?

  • 1774
  • 1776
  • 1779

4) The Fort, which covers a 110 by 110 foot square, was built by the community militia.
Who did they name the fort for?

  • Captain Jackson Prickett
  • Captain Jacob Prickett
  • Captain Jason Prickett

5) Two-story blockhouses are set in the four corners of the 12-foot high log walls
What were the blockhouses used by the Fort's defenders?

  • Lookout posts
  • Signal wires
  • Sleeping quarters

6) Lining the weathered stockade walls are tiny cabins, some with earthen floors, which served as shelter for the women and children.
How many tiny cabins are in the fort?

  • 14 tiny cabins
  • 24 tiny cabins
  • 34 tiny cabins

7) When the threat of American Indian uprising occurred, up to 80 families from the surrounding countryside would gather at the Fort. Referred to as "forting up," the families would stay as long as the threat existed, from days to weeks.
Up to how many families gathered at the fort?

  • 40
  • 60
  • 80

8) Referred to as "forting up," the families would stay as long as the threat existed, from days to weeks.

  • True or False?

9) Just south of the Fort stands the Job Prickett House built by Captain Jacob Prickett's great-grandson, Job.
When was the house built?

  • 1859
  • 1865
  • 1875

10) Prickett's Fort was constantly directly attacked by Indians and written documentation of any interactions between people living on the grounds of the fort and American Indians were numerous.

  • True or False?

11) What is NOT a recreational facilities at Pricketts Fort

  • 400-seat outdoor amphitheater
  • campgrounds
  • picnic areas

Check Your Answers


Marion County, WV [Answers]

  1. 22-acre
  2. 971 feet
  3. 1774
  4. Captain Jacob Prickett
  5. Lookout posts
  6. 14 tiny cabins
  7. 80
  8. True
  9. 1859
  10. False.  Prickett's Fort was never directly attacked by Indians and written documentation of any interactions between people living on the grounds of the fort and American Indians is sparse.
  11. campgrounds

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