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1755

Mary Draper Ingles was carried from Virginia into captivity in Ohio

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1825

James River & Kanawha Turnpike was completed

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Feb 28, 1831

Fayette County was formed by General Assembly

1837

Fayette County seat moved from New Haven to Vandalia (Fayetteville)

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1840

Fayette County's first census recorded 3,924 residents

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1848

The Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike was completed

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1850

Parts of Fayette County were taken to create Raleigh County

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1860

Fayette County population at 5,997

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1861

Robert E. Lee commanded in Fayette County

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Apr 30, 1862

Union troops left Fayetteville and marched south.

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1870

Fayetteville population jumped to 6,647

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Feb 27, 1871

Summers County was created from parts of Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe and Raleigh

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1888

Fayette County became West Virginia leading coal producing county

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1891

Town of Ansted was incorporated, named for David T. Ansted

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1895

The Montgomery Preparatory School (West Virginia University Institute of Technology) was founded

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Nov 01, 1896

Christopher Payne of Montgomery was first black elected to state legislature

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Nov 04, 1902

James M. Ellis was elected to state legislature

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Mar 18, 1905

A mine car came over loose explosives which ignited coal dust suspended in the air, causing an explosion at Red Ash Mine

1906

Explosion in Parral Mine killed 23

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1920

Fayette County population jumped to 60,377

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1950

Fayette County population peaked at 82,443

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