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Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Marquis de Lafayette

(1757-1834)

 
 
Marquis de Lafayette Marker (Front Plaque) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
1. Marquis de Lafayette Marker (Front Plaque)
Inscription.  
Front Plaque
French Statesman
Friend of the American Revolution

“...The new County so to be formed be called Lafayette or Fayette County to perpetuate a remembrance of his virtues and philanthropy through future ages of our political existence...” Petition to the General Assembly of Virginia 1830

Rear Plaque
Presented to the Citizens of Fayette County September 25, 2004 by the Fayette County Historic Landmark Commission
Daniel E. Wright, Chairman
Carolyn A. Hill, Vice Chairman
Ann Z. Skaggs, Secretary
Pat Phillips Wendell, Treasurer
Thomas B. Bell, Past Commissioner
Sculptor – Joel A. Randell
 
Erected 2004 by Fayette County Historic Landmark Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 3.188′ N, 81° 6.227′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on North Court Street
Marquis de Lafayette Marker (Rear Plaque) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Marquis de Lafayette Marker (Rear Plaque)
(West Virginia Route 16), on the left when traveling east. On the southern corner of the Fayette County Courthouse grounds on the Maple Avenue side. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fayetteville (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Vandal (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Fayetteville (within shouting distance of this marker); Vandalia Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Fayetteville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayetteville Town Park (approx. half a mile away); Indirect Firing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Townsend's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Marquis de Lafayette Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
3. Marquis de Lafayette Sculpture and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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