“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Fort Gay, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Wayne County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wayne County, WV (31) Cabell County, WV (73) Lincoln County, WV (9) Mingo County, WV (25) Boyd County, KY (41) Lawrence County, KY (12) Martin County, KY (7) Lawrence County, OH (23)  WayneCounty(31) Wayne County (31)  CabellCounty(73) Cabell County (73)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  MingoCounty(25) Mingo County (25)  BoydCountyKentucky(41) Boyd County (41)  LawrenceCounty(12) Lawrence County (12)  MartinCounty(7) Martin County (7)  LawrenceCountyOhio(23) Lawrence County (23)
Wayne is the county seat for Wayne County
Fort Gay is in Wayne County
      Wayne County (31)  
      Cabell County (73)  
      Lincoln County (9)  
      Mingo County (25)  
      Boyd County, Kentucky (41)  
      Lawrence County, Kentucky (12)  
      Martin County, Kentucky (7)  
      Lawrence County, Ohio (23)  
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1 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — Fort Gay
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.Map (db m136675) HM
2 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — Fort Gay Toll Bridge1905
Since the founding of Fort Gay and Louisa in the first half of the 19th century, the only way to travel between the towns was by ferry. In 1904, the Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge company was created to build a toll bridge across the Tug and Levisa . . . Map (db m137334) HM
3 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — Revolutionary War Soldier’s GraveMicajah Frasher/Frazier
Micajah Frasher/Frazier (1753-1843) and wife Susan Hamilton are buried nearby. Enlisted in 1780; served 18 months in Va. Line under Pope. Was at Hood's Fort, Williamsburg and under Washington against Cornwallis at Yorktown. Progenitor of the area's . . . Map (db m136709) HM
4 West Virginia, Wayne County, Fort Gay — The Fort Gay Lock and Dam1880
Steam Boat traffic reached Fort Gay in the 1830s but relied on a sufficient water level. During dry periods, boats could not run. Throughout the 19th century, efforts were made to build a system of locks and dams to allow year-round boat traffic and . . . Map (db m137332) HM
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Jun. 20, 2024