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Wayne County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
Fort Gay Marker looking easterly on Court Street. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
Fort Gay Marker looking easterly on Court Street.
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
West Virginia (Wayne County), Fort Gay — Fort Gay Toll Bridge 1905
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
West Virginia (Wayne County), Fort Gay — Revolutionary War Soldier's Grave
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
West Virginia (Wayne County), Fort Gay — The Fort Gay Lock and Dam 1880
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
West Virginia (Wayne County), Huntington — Marshall Plane Crash Site
On Nov 14, 1970, 75 people died in the worst sports related air tragedy in U.S. history, when a Southern Airways DC-9 crashed into the hillside nearby. The victims included 36 Marshall University football players, 9 coaches and administrators, 25 . . . — Map (db m73743) HM
West Virginia (Wayne County), Kenova — Ceredo - Kenova
Ceredo - Founded in 1857 by Eli Thayer of Massachusetts, an Abolition leader, in his plan to create sentiment against slavery in western states. Kenova - named for the meeting place of three states, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. — Map (db m35202) HM
West Virginia (Wayne County), Kenova — Dreamland Pool
Welcome to Dreamland Pool. Dreamland Pool was first opened in 1926, and the original construction included a three story pavilion. The top floor of the pavilion included a dance floor, where many notable Big Bands played through the 1930s and . . . — Map (db m126082) HM
West Virginia (Wayne County), Kenova — Veterans Administration Hospital
Located one and a half mile south on Spring Valley Drive. Established, 1932, for the care and rehabilitation of American war veterans. A one hundred eighty bed General Medical and Surgical Hospital with dental and outpatient treatment. — Map (db m126064) HM
West Virginia (Wayne County), Kenova — Wayne County / Cabell County
Wayne County. Formed in 1842 from Cabell. Named for General Anthony Wayne, whose victory over the Native Americans in 1794 at Fallen Timbers broke the Western Confederacy and removed the threat of further attacks into western . . . — Map (db m126062) HM
West Virginia (Wayne County), Kenova — West Virginia / Kentucky (Wayne County) /
West Virginia. “The Mountain State” — western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the . . . — Map (db m126080) HM

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