Fayette County

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Fayette County is named for Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, who was a French general and politician and who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  February 28, 1831

County Seat: 

Fayetteville  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fayetteville 

 

Location:  110 North Court Street / Maple Avenue

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Millard F Giesey and Edward Bates Franzheim of Wheeling

Contractor:  Murray Brothers of Wheeling

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1895. The south front has a stone porch on the first story with four columns supporting a balcony on the second story. On the second story is a triple window with stone arches above and rising to a third story with peak. On the west side is a large square red colored brick tower with steep roof. There is stone trim decorating the building. On the east side is another stone porch. The roof is hipped. During construction, M M Rush was the superintendent.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Fayette County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clay County and Nicholas County

E – Greenbrier County

S – Summers County and Raleigh County

W – Kanawha County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012