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Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abraham Vandal

 
 
Abraham Vandal Marker (Plaque One) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
1. Abraham Vandal Marker (Plaque One)
Inscription.
Plaque One
Abraham Vandal
1758-1848
* 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

Plaque Two
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). Touch 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.
Abraham Vandal Marker (Plaque Two) image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Abraham Vandal Marker (Plaque Two)
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Abraham Vandal both Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
3. Abraham Vandal both Plaques
Both plaques in the foreground at street level, Fayetteville marker is on the courthouse lawn in the background.
Abraham Vandal Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 26, 2012
4. Abraham Vandal Grave Site
Vandal's grave is located in the Westlake Cemetery in Ansted, his grave is on the left in photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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