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Fayette County History
Fayette County was created by Act of the Virginia General Assembly and passed February 28, 1831, from parts of Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, and Logan counties. It was named in honor of the Marquis de la Fayette, who had played a key role assisting the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. There was a Fayette County previously in Virginia, but it was lost to form the new state of Kentucky. Thus in the State records of Virginia, there will be listings for Fayette County from 1780–1792 and Fayette County from 1831-1863. Neither location is still located in Virginia. Virginia no longer has a county named for the Marquis de la Fayette.
A substantial portion of Fayette County was subdivided to form what is now Raleigh County in 1850. During the Civil War, Fayette was one of 50 counties that broke off from the rest of Virginia and formed the new state of West Virginia. In 1871, an Act of the West Virginia Legislature severed a small portion of Fayette County to form part of Summers County.
The Fayette County Courthouse is located at 100 Church Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840 (304) 574-4249
Fayette County Data Online
Fayette County Site - Updates
|- Year to Come --|
|Feb 2017||Complete Marriage records for Grooms E Pages 1-4|
|- Year in Review -||Year 2016|
|Complete Marriage records for Grooms D Pages 1-7|
|- Year in Review -||Year 2015|
|Marriage records for Grooms With Surnames with the Letter C (4 Pages) - Completed|
|- Year in Review -||Year 2014|
|Marriage records for Grooms With Surnames with the Letter C (8 Pages)|
|- Year in Review -||Year 2013|
|Marriage records for Brides With Surnames Starting with the Letter C - Z|
|Marriage records for Grooms With Surnames Starting with the Letter Q|
|5 Newspaper Reports on Crime Stories & 1883 Pensioners List added|
|Early Marriage Transcriptions from 1866-1880 from Transcription Team Member Brenda W.... Thanks Brenda!!|
|- Year in Review -||Year 2012 37900 Records Added|
|Added Deaths with Surnames starting with H, J, L, M, P, R, S, T, &W|
|Marriage records for Grooms With Surnames Starting with the Letter A, B, & C|
|Marriage records for Brides With Surnames Starting with the Letter A & B|
|Added Various other Items from Friends and Visitors|
|- Year in Review -||Year 2011 Over 22000 Records added to Site|
|Added Deaths with Surnames starting with A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K. N, O, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, & Z|
|Fayette County Marriages 1866 - 1870|
|Added Many Obituaries|
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