Proven Performance.

E.L. Robinson Engineering has continually adapted and expanded its skill set to best serve and improve the communities in which we work and live. The following highlighted and sample projects provide a very small glimpse at what ELR has accomplished over the past 35 years in the civil engineering field.

Corricks Ford Battlefield Master Plan and Interpretive Signs

Location: Parsons, West Virginia

Client: City of Parsons

Cost: N/A

Completion date: June, 2009


  • Land Planning & Landscape Architecture


  • Recreation

E.L. Robinson’s landscape architects were retained along with a historical preservation consultant to develop a master plan for a 20 acre parcel of land recently acquired by the town to develop an interpretive plan and recreational facilities on the spot where a portion of the Civil War battle Corricks Ford occurred. On this land is where the first general officer of the Civil War fell, Confederate General Robert S. Garnett. It also marks the third defeat in a series of skirmishes over the previous week of Confederate forces in northern Virginia. The outcome of this small battle helped play an important role in the establishment of West Virginia.  

Planned for this site are a historical museum, fishing docks, trails, boardwalks, amphitheater, picnic shelters, rest room facilities, entry sequence, playground, canoe launch, interpretive signage, and parking. The master plan recommended a phased approach to interpretive and recreational development at an estimated 1.2 millions dollars.
In 2009, ELR prepared the layout of five interpretive signs that were placed throughout Corricks Ford Battlefield Park. Some of the graphics and text were provided by author, Hunter Lesser of Elkins, WV.