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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fayetteville, 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 (107) Greenbrier County, WV (70) Kanawha County, WV (162) Nicholas County, WV (40) Raleigh County, WV (53) Summers County, WV (41)  FayetteCounty(107) Fayette County (107)  GreenbrierCounty(70) Greenbrier County (70)  KanawhaCounty(162) Kanawha County (162)  NicholasCounty(40) Nicholas County (40)  RaleighCounty(53) Raleigh County (53)  SummersCounty(41) Summers County (41)
Fayetteville is in Fayette County
      Fayette County (107)  
      Greenbrier County (70)  
      Kanawha County (162)  
      Nicholas County (40)  
      Raleigh County (53)  
      Summers County (41)  
 
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1West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Abraham Vandal
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 . . . Map (db m55816) HM
2West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Battle of Fayetteville — Defense and Retreat
During the Civil War, Fort Scammon stood in front of you on the hill behind the courthouse. There, on September 10, 1862, Union Col. Edward Siber and the 1,500 men of his 37th Ohio Infantry defended Fayetteville against Confederate Gen. William . . . Map (db m59214) HM
3West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Battle of Fayetteville — (1862) / (1863)
Battle of Fayetteville (1862) On September 10, 1862, soldiers under the command of Confederate Gen. W.W. Loring attacked Union forces in Fayetteville under Col. Edward Siber, driving them out of the town towards Charleston, where fighting . . . Map (db m120516) HM
4West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Enduring Beauty — New River Gorge National River —
You are in the New River watershed, a place where streams and rainfall drain to a common outlet. Here that outlet is the New River. This 320 mile river is the main stem of a 7,000 square mile watershed that starts in the western mountains of North . . . Map (db m179414) HM
5West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayette County Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial
(Side A) I have taken an oath To serve and protect my fellow man Guide me safely in my duties To do the very best I can Give me the ability To stop those things that are wrong To bring comfort and safety by restoring it to . . . Map (db m161223)
6West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayetteville
In the attack on Federal forces here, 1863. Milton W. Humphreys, the educator and soldier, gunner of Bryan's Battery, 13th Virginia Light Artillery, C.S.A., first used “indirect firing,” now in universal military use.Map (db m55815) HM
7West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayetteville Korean War Memorial
Left Marker Fayetteville Town Park Memorial Park was presented to citizens of Fayetteville to honor all veterans who served to defend their country. LaFayette Post No. 149, The American Legion, obtained lease for this property on August . . . Map (db m161226) WM
8West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayetteville Town Park
Memorial Park was presented to citizens of Fayetteville to honor all veterans who served to defend their country. LaFayette Post No. 149, The American Legion, obtained lease for this property on August 4, 1958 from the New River Pocahontas Coal Co. . . . Map (db m76724) HM WM
9West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — From Coal Mining to Rock Climbing — New River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The same geological process that produced the region's coal seams also resulted in a layer of sandstone perfect for rock climbing This layer, called Nuttall Sandstone, has its origins in the ancient formation of the Appalachian Mountains. As . . . Map (db m165212) HM
10West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Growth of an Era — New River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Mining towns sprang up along the banks of the New River when, in 1873, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway created a pathway for transportation through the region. Thurmond, Kaymoor, Nuttallburg, Fayette, and other communities formed due to the . . . Map (db m165210) HM
11West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Indirect Firing
Nearby on May 19-20, 1863, Corp. Milton W. Humphreys, gunner in Bryan's Battery, 13th Virginia Light Artillery, C.S.A., made first use of indirect artillery fire in warfare. Target was Union fort in Fayetteville.Map (db m55814) HM
12West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Marquis de Lafayette — (1757-1834)
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 . . . Map (db m55817) HM
13West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Natural Renewal
The gorge, like all environments, is continually changing. Change peaked in the late 1800s when logging, mining, and the railroad converged to play a vital role in the industrialization of the United States. By the 1960s, industrial . . . Map (db m165213) HM
14West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge Bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places August 14, 2013 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m165219) HM
15West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Spanning the Gorge — New River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
With the opening of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge on October 22, 1977, the challenge of getting across the 876 foot deep gorge was solved. The bridge dramatically decreased travel time. A 45 minute winding drive down and back up suddenly . . . Map (db m165211) HM
16West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — The Bridge
When the New River Gorge Bridge was completed on October 22, 1977, a travel challenge was solved. The bridge reduced a 45-minute drive down narrow mountain roads and across one of North America's oldest rivers to less than a minute drive. . . . Map (db m165220) HM
17West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — The Right for Safety and Equality — New River Gorge National River —
The primary goal of most coal mining companies in New River Gorge was to maximize profits and decrease costs. It was common for coal companies to put physical and social needs of their workers and families last. Safety, health, social service and . . . Map (db m179418) HM
18West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Townsend's Ferry
John Townsend bought a large tract of land here in 1841, an area that became Lansing Ames Heights and Canyon rim Park. Operated a ferry that provided commercial transport across the river at site of present bridge until the civil war. Grandson . . . Map (db m78288) HM
19West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Vandalia Cemetery
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 . . . Map (db m76708) HM
20West Virginia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Working In a Coal Mine — New River Gorge National River —
Imagine shoveling coal all day while balanced on your knees! In the coal mines of the gorge, the height of the mines corresponded to the height of the coal seam, in some cases just three feet tall. To loosen the coal, explosives were set of at the . . . Map (db m179416) HM
 
 
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