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Settled in 1818, Fayetteville was named for Marquis de Lafayette in 1837. The city is located in Fayette County (Southern Region).

A historical marker on the town lawn identifies Fayetteville as the site where the military tactic of indirect firing, the shooting over friendly troops into enemy positions beyond was first used during the Civil War.
The proximity of Fayetteville to the New and Gauley Rivers has made it a center for recreation. Both these rivers are famous for their challenging white-water rapids.
Fayetteville lies along scenic US 19, which runs 45 miles from the West Virginia Turnpike at Bradley to I-79 near Sutton.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns White Horse Bed and Breakfast |
Guest Ranches Canyon Rim Ranch |
Sports and Sporting Events Drift-A-Bit Whitewater Rafting |
Transportation Fayette Airport |

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10/17 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.