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

Vandalia Cemetery

 
 
Vandalia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
1. Vandalia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Masonic group owned property in 1854. Baptists worshipped here prior to Civil War, but building destroyed during the conflict. Contains 29 marked graves, including town's early settlers and soldiers of the Civil War. A number of graves are marked only with stones. Listed on National Register as part of historic district.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 38° 3.18′ N, 81° 6.373′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on High Street north of West Wiseman Avenue, on the left when traveling west. 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 walking distance of this marker. Fayette County Soldiers & Sailers Memorial Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Post 149 Veterans Memorial Torch (about 500 feet away); Land Of The Free (about 500 feet away); Battle of Fayetteville (about 600 feet away);
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Photographed By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
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Lest We Forget (about 600 feet away); Abraham Vandal (about 600 feet away); Morris Harvey House (about 600 feet away); Fayetteville (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Regarding Vandalia Cemetery. The town of Fayetteville was originally called Vandalia, named after founder Abraham Vandal. The name was changed to Fayetteville approximately 1837, in honor of Marquis de Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  Fayetteville Historic District - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History website entry (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Vandalia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
3. Vandalia Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Feb. 9, 2023