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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Fayette County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fayette County, WV (113) Greenbrier County, WV (72) Kanawha County, WV (165) Nicholas County, WV (44) Raleigh County, WV (60) Summers County, WV (45)  FayetteCounty(113) Fayette County (113)  GreenbrierCounty(72) Greenbrier County (72)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)  SummersCounty(45) Summers County (45)
Fayetteville is the county seat for Fayette County
Gauley Bridge is in Fayette County
      Fayette County (113)  
ADJACENT TO FAYETTE COUNTY
      Greenbrier County (72)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
      Summers County (45)  
 
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1West Virginia (Fayette County), Gauley Bridge — Battles For The BridgesGauley Bridge - A Town in Between
When the war began, most residents of this part of present-day West Virginia were Confederate in their sympathies. Both Confederate and Union forces considered the wooden covered bridge here strategically important because the James River and . . . Map (db m34373) HM
2West Virginia (Fayette County), Gauley Bridge — Christopher Q. Tompkins / Gauley Mount
Christopher Q. Tompkins Born 1813 in Matthews County, VA. Tompkins was an 1836 graduate of West Point. A prominent industrial businessman in the Kanawha Valley before the Civil War, from May to November 1861 he was colonel of the . . . Map (db m138027) HM
3West Virginia (Fayette County), Gauley Bridge — Gauley Bridge
Here New and Gauley rivers unite to form Great Kanawha River. Piers still stand of old bridge destroyed by the Confederate troops in 1861. Here Thomas Dunn English, author of the ballad, "Ben Bolt," wrote "Gauley River".Map (db m20818) HM
4West Virginia (Fayette County), Gauley Bridge — Gauley Bridge War Memorial
Today we stand on a silent battlefield. The smoke of guns long since cooled hangs densely about our feet. Thousands of white crosses honor the noble dead. The wars are over. And the empty echoes of yesterday’s cannons ring dimly in our ears. . . . Map (db m138034) WM
 
 
  
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022