Fayette County

Fayette County is located in south-central West Virginia. The population in 2010 was 46,039.  The County Seat is Fayetteville.  It is home to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, so outdoor recreation and tourism are main employers.  The New River Gorge Bridge attracts thousands each year on Bridge Day to witness BASE jumpers parachute off the structure. White water rafting is very popular on the river below. 
Major cities in Fayette County include Oak Hill, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Ansted, and Montgomery. 

 

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GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – FAYETTE COUNTY


ANCIENT WORKS

LOCATION: RT 60, BETWEEN ALLOY AND BOOMER, APPX 3-1/2 MILES EAST OF MONTGOMERY, APPX 8 MILES WEST OF GAULEY BRIDGE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 08′ 45″ 81* 17′ 03″ W

38.146044 N, 81.284404 W

WVEXPLORER


ANDREW AND CHARLES

LEWIS MARCH

LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF RT 60 AND RT 41 SOUTH, APPX 10 MILES WEST OF RAINELLE, APPX 10 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF HICO AND RT 19

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 01′ 13″ N, 80* 54′ 44″ W

38.020362 N, 80.912415 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ANDREW LEWIS

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT


BATTLE OF FAYETTEVILLE 1862

BATTLE OF FAYETTEVILLE 1863

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, CORNER OF NORTH COURT STREET AND KELLER AVENUE, APPX 300 YARDS SOUTH-EAST OF RT 19 (COURT STREET EXIT)

GPS:

38* 03′ 18″ N, 81* 06′ 17″ W

38.055243 N, 81.104829 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – LORING RAID

THECLIO – BATTLE OF FAYETTEVILLE 1862

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CAMP REYNOLDS

LOCATION: RT 60, GLEN FERRIS AT KANAWHA FALLS, APPX 1-1/2 MILES WEST OF GAULEY BRIDGE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 08′ 58″ N, 81* 12′ 53″ W

38.149518 N, 81.214825 W


CAMP WASHINGTON-CARVER

LOCATION: NEAR BABCOCK STATE PARK CAMPGROUND, CR 11/3 (TURN OFF CR 11 NEAR CLIFFTOP), AT ENTRANCE TO MAIN CAMPUS

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 00′ 27″ N, 80* 58′ 11″ W

38.007580 N, 80.969941 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE


CHRISTOPHER H. PAYNE

LOCATION: MONTGOMERY, RT 61 AT TURNOFF TO MONTGOMERY BRIDGE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

** NOTE: MISSING – LARGE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UNDERWAY IN SURROUNDING AREA. **

GPS:

38* 10′ 50″ N, 81* 19′ 09″ W

38.180649 N, 81.319271 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – CHRISTOPHER H. PAYNE

WIKIPEDIA – CHRISTOPHER H. PAYNE


CHRISTOPHER Q. TOMPKINS /

GAULEY MOUNT

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 2-1/2 MILES EAST OF GAULEY BRIDGE, APPX 4 MILES WEST OF HAWK’S NEST STATE PARK

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 08′ 13″ N, 81* 10′ 21″ W

38.137077 N, 81.172568 W

THECLIO ARTICLE


“CONTENTMENT”

LOCATION: WEST END OF ANSTED, RT 60, APPX 150 YARDS WEST OF BEACON STREET, NEXT TO CONTENTMENT MUSEUM

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 07′ 52″ N, 81* 06′ 28″ W

38.131184 N, 81.108038 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – CONTENTMENT

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – COL GEORGE W. IMBODEN


DUBOIS HIGH SCHOOL

LOCATION: NORTH END OF MT HOPE, RT 16, BY HIGH SCHOOL, MIDWAY BETWEEN OAK HILL AND BECKLEY

GPS:

37* 53′ 51″ N, 81* 09′ 22″ W

37.897751 N, 81.156270 W

DUBOIS ON MAIN – HISTORY

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE – DHS HISTORY

DHS MUSEUM

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FAYETTEVILLE

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, SOUTH COURT STREET BETWEEN MAPLE AVENUE AND WISEMAN AVENUE, NEXT TO COURTHOUSE

GPS:

38* 03′ 10″ N, 81* 06′ 14″ W

38.053056 N, 81.103973 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – FAYETTEVILLE

WIKIPEDIA – FAYETTEVILLE

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FAYETTEVILLE TOWN PARK

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, CORNER OF PARK AVENUE AND SARAH STREET, APPX 3/4 MILE NORTH OF COURTHOUSE

GPS:

38* 03′ 22″ N, 81* 05′ 42″ W

38.056373 N, 81.095240 W

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GAULEY BRIDGE

LOCATION: RT 60, GAULEY BRIDGE, AT EAST END OF BRIDGE OVER GAULEY RIVER

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 09′ 43″ N, 81* 11′ 40″ W

38.162164 N, 81.194523 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – GAULEY BRIDGE

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE


GEN. ROBERT E. LEE

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF RAINELLE AND RT 20

GPS:

37* 58′ 24″ N, 80* 48′ 58″ W

37.973606 N, 80.816276 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ROBERT E. LEE

WIKIPEDIA – ROBERT E. LEE

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“HALFWAY HOUSE”

LOCATION: ANSTED, JAMES RIVER & KANAWHA TURNPIKE EAST, CR 60/33 (STREET IS NORTH OF RT 60 AND PARALLEL, BETWEEN TYREE STREET AND FOX LANE)

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 08′ 04″ N, 81* 05′ 39″ W

38.134543 N, 81.094220 W

WIKIPEDIA – ANSTED


HAWK’S NEST

LOCATION: RT 60, OVERLOOK PARKING, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF PARK LODGE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 07′ 22″ N, 81* 07′ 40″ W

38.122926 N, 81.127821 W

WIKIPEDIA – HAWK’S NEST

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA


HAWK’S NEST TUNNEL

LOCATION: RT 60, OVERLOOK PARKING (UPPER SIDE), APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF PARK LODGE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 07′ 21″ N, 81* 07′ 39″ W

38.122684 N, 81.127492 W

WVU DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY – HISTORY OF TUNNEL


HAWK’S NEST TUNNEL DISASTER

LOCATION: RT 60, ON TRAIL TO HAWK’S NEST OVERLOOK, APPX 1/2 MILE WEST OF PARK LODGE ( APPX 100 FEET FROM PARKING LOT)

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

(NOTE: LAST 2 PHOTOS ARE FROM CEMETERY LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF SUMMERSVILLE LAKE – SEE NICHOLAS COUNTY FOR RELATED MARKER)

GPS:

38* 07′ 20″ N, 81* 07′ 39″ W

38.122348 N, 81.127577 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

WIKIPEDIA


INDIAN VILLAGE – INDIAN WALLS

LOCATION: (APPX) RT 61 BETWEEN MT CARBON AND DEEP WATER, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF MONTGOMERY

** MISSING 26 OCTOBER 2022 **

GPS: (APPX)

38* 07′ 53″ N, 81* 16′ 31″ W

38.131390 N, 81.275542 W

MISSING 26 OCT 2022 – DROVE AREA 2X WITH NO LUCK

NO PHOTOS SINCE EXACT LOCATION IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME


INDIRECT FIRING

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, CR 8 (NICKELVILLE ROAD / MAPLE AVE), APPX 1-1/4 MILES SOUTH OF COURTHOUSE BETWEEN MAPLE LANE AND JAY STREET

GPS:

38* 02′ 25″ N, 81* 06′ 57″ W

38.040390 N, 81.116036 W

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING ARTICLE

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – MILTON W. HUMPHREYS

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JACKSON’S MOTHER

LOCATION: RT 60, ANSTED, ACROSS FROM RICH CREEK ROAD

NOTE: GRAVESITE IS ACROSS HIGHWAY AT WESTLAKE CEMETERY, UP HILL AND TO THE LEFT

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 08′ 09″ N, 81* 05′ 57″ W

38.136037 N, 81.099301 W

EN-ACADEMIC BIOGRAPHY


LAYLAND MINE DISASTER

LOCATION: RT 41, LAYLAND, APPX 3/4 MILE SOUTH-WEST OF LAYLAND POST OFFICE, NEXT TO LAYLAND BAPTIST CHURCH AND OTHER MINE MEMORIALS

GPS: (APPX)

37* 54′ 00″ N, 80* 57′ 58″ W

37.900132 N, 80.966160 W

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MONTGOMERY (#1 OF 2)

LOCATION: MONTGOMERY, ON RAMP LEADING UP FROM RT 61 TO MONTGOMERY BRIDGE NORTH ACROSS KANAWHA RIVER, AT SMALL ROADSIDE PARK

NOTE: MAJOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY IN 2022-2023. ROAD PAST MARKER IS CLOSED. MARKER IS STILL STANDING.

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 10′ 48″ N, 81* 19′ 06″ W

38.180218 N, 81.318331 W


MONTGOMERY (#2 OF 2)

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN MONTGOMERY, 4TH AVENUE, BETWEEN WASHINGTON STREET AND FERRY STREET BY POST OFFICE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 10′ 53″ N, 81* 19′ 23″ W

38.181519 N, 81.323069 W


NALLEN / WILDERNESS

LUMBER COMPANY

LOCATION: RT 41, NALLEN, APPX 8 MILES SOUTH OF MT NEBO, APPX 6 MILES NORTH OF RT 60, NEAR SOUTH END OF BRIDGE OVER MEADOW RIVER

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 06′ 24″ N, 80* 52′ 45″ W

38.106912 N, 80.879330 W


OAK HILL RAILROAD DEPOT

LOCATION: OAK HILL, VIRGINIA STREET (CR 61/28) AT INTERSECTION WITH CENTRAL AVENUE AND WASHINGTON AVENUE

GPS:

37* 58′ 40″ N, 81* 08′ 57″ W

37.978039 N, 81.149364 W

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OAKWOOD MINE COMPLEX

LOCATION: RT 612, CARLISLE, APPX 2 MILES WEST OF RT 19

GPS:

37* 57′ 52″ N, 81* 11′ 24″ W

37.964677 N, 81.190068

NOTE: PAST OLD COMPANY STORE

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OLD STONE HOUSE

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 2 MILES EAST OF CR 41 TURNOFF TO BABCOCK STATE PARK AT CR 10. HOUSE IS LOCATED SOUTH ON CR 10 APPX 2 MILES. (NOW A SPA??)

GPS:

38* 00′ 23″ N, 80* 52′ 43″ W

38.006482 N, 80.878722 W

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SALT SAND

LOCATION: RT 60, IN PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF HAWK’S NEST STATE PARK LODGE, APPX 2 MILES WEST OF ANSTED

GPS:

38* 07′ 17″ N, 81* 07′ 05″ W

38.121461 N, 81.118278 W

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SEABERRY ARMS OSBORNE

LOCATION: RT 16, APPX 3/4 MILE NORTH OF BELVA AND RT 39, JUST NORTH OF TWENTYMILE CREEK ROAD

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

NOTE: LOCATION OF GRAVE IS UNKNOWN

GPS:

38* 14′ 19″ N, 81* 11′ 25″ W

38.238676 N, 81.190509 W


SEWELL MOUNTAIN CAMPAIGN

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF RAINELLE AND RT 20, AT TURNOFF JUST WEST OF GEN. ROBERT E. LEE MARKER

GPS:

37* 58′ 23″ N, 80* 49′ 09″ W

37.973256 N, 80.819282 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – ROBERT E. LEE AT SEWELL MT

AMAZON – BOOK

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SPY ROCK

LOCATION: RT 60, JUST WEST OF LOOKOUT, APPX 3-1/2 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF HICO AND RT 19

PHOTOS 25 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 04′ 10″ N, 80* 58′ 39″ W

38.069692 N, 80.977601 W


TOWNSEND’S FERRY

LOCATION: FAYETTE STATION ROAD (CR 82) BELOW NEW RIVER GORGE BRIDGE AT EAST END OF OLD BRIDGE

NOTE: VERY NARROW ROAD WITH SHARP CURVES, NO TRAILERS OR LARGE R/Vs

GPS:

38* 03′ 57″ N, 81* 04′ 38″ W

38.065988 N, 81.077090 W

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VANDALIA CEMETERY

LOCATION: FAYETTEVILLE, HIGH STREET, 2 BLOCKS WEST OF MAPLE STREET, 1 BLOCK SOUTH OF COURTHOUSE

GPS:

38* 03′ 10″ N, 81* 06′ 22″ W

38.053033 N, 81.106235 W

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WEST VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

LOCATION: RT 61, MONTGOMERY, AT CAMPUS CENTER

NOTE: MARKER IS ELEVATED, NEAR CROSSWALK, APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF MONTGOMERY BRIDGE

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 10′ 49″ N, 81* 19′ 29″ W

38.180399 N, 81.324952 W


FAYETTE COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: FT 20, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF RAINELLE

** MISSING ?? **

GPS:

37* 56′ 28″ N, 80* 48′ 16″ W

37.941129 N, 80.804705 W

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FAYETTE COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 60, ON WESTERN END OF RAINELLE CITY LIMITS

** MISSING ?? **

GPS:

37* 58′ 03″ N, 80* 47′ 27″ W

37.967719 N, 80.790868 W

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FAYETTE COUNTY /

KANAWHA COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 60, APPX 1/4 MILE EAST OF BRIDGE TO MONTGOMERY

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 10′ 58″ N, 81* 18 ‘ 43″ W


FAYETTE COUNTY /

KANAWHA COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 61 (FAYETTE PIKE), MONTGOMERY, JUST WEST OF MONROE STREET

PHOTOS 26 OCTOBER 2022

GPS:

38* 10′ 49″ N, 81* 19′ 44″ W

38.180419 N, 81.328959 W


FAYETTE COUNTY /

NICHOLAS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 19, APPX 5 MILES SOUTH OF MY NEBO, APPX 5 MILES NORTH OF HICO AND RT 60

** REMOVED WHEN RT 19 EXPANDED TO 4-LANE **

GPS: (COUNTY LINE)

38* 09′ 07″ N, 80* 55′ 31″ W

38.152064 N, 80.925433 W


FAYETTE COUNTY /

NICHOLAS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 39, BELVA, AT BRIDGE OFF RT 16

** MISSING 25 OCT 2022 **

GPS:

38* 13′ 47″ N, 81* 11′ 36″ W

38.229757 N, 81.193384 W


FAYETTE COUNTY /

RALEIGH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 16, APPX 1-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN MT HOPE AT PRICE HILL ROAD

GPS:

37* 52′ 57″ N, 81* 11′ 16″ W

37.882749 N, 81.187962 W

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FAYETTE COUNTY /

RALEIGH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 41, APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF PRINCE AT NORTH END OF THOMAS BURFORD PUGH MEMORIAL BRIDGE ACROSS NEW RIVER

GPS:

37* 51′ 17″ N, 81* 04′ 14″ W

37.854985 N, 81.070591 W

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FAYETTE COUNTY /

RALEIGH COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 61, APPX 1-1/4 MILE SOUTH-EAST OF MY HOPE AND RT 16

GPS:

37* 52′ 45″ N, 81* 09′ 01″ W

37.879413 N, 81.150304 W

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FAYETTE COUNTY /

SUMMERS COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 20 AT THE SOUTH END OF MEADOW BRIDGE, APPX 6 MILES NORTH OF I-64 EXIT 143 (GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS)

GPS:

37* 51′ 02″ N, 80* 51′ 22″ W

37.850598 N, 80.856282 W

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