Welcome to Fayette County, WV

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Fayette County Data

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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 17801792 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

             Births            Marriages            Deaths            Cemeteries           

              Census Data            Military Records             Obituaries            Biographies            

    History           Newspapers              Wills             1940 Census



Fayette County Site - Updates




- Year to Come --                                                           
Nov 2017   News Article - Lynched - Crime Section
Oct 2017   Marriage records for Grooms With Surnames with the Letter F - Page 1 of 4
June 2017   William Henry Dorton - Obituary - Obituaries
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


Surrounding Counties

Kanawha    Nicholas    Greenbrier    Raleigh    Summers

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