Location: Parsons, West Virginia
Client: City of Parsons
Completion date: June, 2009
- Land Planning & Landscape Architecture
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.