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

Fort Gay

 
 
Fort Gay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Fort Gay Marker
Inscription.  Named during the War between the States. At the junction of the Tug and Big Sandy rivers, in 1789, Charles Vancouver and 10 companions built a log fort and attempted a settlement on land surveyed in 1770 by John Fry for George Washington.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 7.032′ N, 82° 35.642′ W. Marker is in Fort Gay, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is on Court Street (West Virginia Route 37) east of Vancouver Street, on the right when traveling east. 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 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave (approx. 0.6 miles away); Giant Cooling Tower (approx. 4.1 miles away in Kentucky); Sandy Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 11.6 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Fort Gay. (Submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Fort Gay Marker looking easterly on Court Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Fort Gay Marker looking easterly on Court Street.
Fort Gay Marker at the old Fort Gay High School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. Fort Gay Marker at the old Fort Gay High School.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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