Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
* Born in Dutchess, NY
* Soldier in the American Revolutionary War 1776-1781
* Married Mary Dillon 1780
* Father of Eight Children
* Early Fayetteville Settler
* In 1812 Abraham purchased 200 acres, including the present site of Fayetteville
New York native Abraham Vandal settled Fayetteville or Vandalia around 1812. Historians believe his cabin was located on the present site of the Fayette County National Bank.
In 1834, Vandal gave the county the lot, located near a dead chestnut tree in a rye field, for the courthouse. Since the construction of the first courthouse in 1838, three subsequent buildings have shared the same site.
Fayette County and its seat of government, Fayetteville, both take their names from the French statesman and friend of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette.
Vandal died on November 12, 1848, and is buried in the Westlake Cemetery at Ansted.
Location. 38° 3.19′ N, 81° 6.244′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on North Court Street (West Virginia Route 16). Click for map. In front of the Fayette County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fayetteville (here, next to this marker); Battle of Fayetteville (a few steps from this marker); Marquis de Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Vandalia Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayetteville Town Park (approx. half a mile away); Indirect Firing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Townsend's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Salt Sand (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fayetteville.
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