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Fort Gay in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave

 
 
Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave Marker
Inscription.  Micajah Frasher/Frazier (1753-1843) and wife Susan Hamilton are buried nearby. Enlisted in 1780; served 18 months in Va. Line under Pope. Was at Hood's Fort, Williamsburg and under Washington against Cornwallis at Yorktown. Progenitor of the area's Frasher/Frazier/Frazer/Frasure family.
 
Erected by West Virginia Genealogical & Historical Society, West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 7.215′ N, 82° 34.965′ W. Marker is in Fort Gay, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is on U.S. 52, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Gay WV 25514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fort Gay Lock and Dam (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Gay Toll Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Gay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frederick M. Vinson
View of marker looking south on US-52 towards the KY-37 high intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. View of marker looking south on US-52 towards the KY-37 high intersection.
(approx. 1.1 miles away in Kentucky); County Named, 1821 (approx. 1.1 miles away in Kentucky); Vancouver’s Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away in Kentucky); Fort Bishop (approx. 1½ miles away in Kentucky); Pioneer Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.4 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 136 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Micajah Frasher's grave marker. • To reach the Frasher Cemetery, turn west off route 52, across from the entrance to Fort Gay. Turn right, the cemetery road is to the left about 1 to 1.5 miles, up the hill. The road is paved but has large holes, travel carefully. • Can you help?
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Oct. 27, 2020