FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The town of Fayetteville is set to celebrate 150 years of existence after a discovery earlier this year revealed that the town of Fayetteville is older than what people once believed.
It was believed that the town was founded and incorporated in 1883 as even the history books stated that. In local author Dale Paynes’ “History of Fayetteville” book, it states that the town was officially incorporated in 1883.
New documents were discovered earlier this year that contradict the 1883 date as minutes from old town hall meetings discovered in the WVU Law Library Archives dated back to the year 1873. An official incorporation document was also found which was dated from the year 1872, eleven years from the believed incorporation year of 1883.
Coincidentally, the discovery was made the same year the town would soon celebrate 150 years. Since the discovery, Mayor Sharon Cruikshank and other town officials have been busy preparing a celebration for the soon-to-be 150-year-old town.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, at 11 AM the town of Fayetteville will hold a 150th birthday celebration at the Fayette County Courthouse Courtroom. Refreshments will be provided at the event.
The Fayetteville Convention & Visitors Bureau will also be taking part in the celebration by hiding a special golden gnome at 9:30 AM on Monday. The gnome will have special instructions attached to it for the winner to claim a $150 prize. The FCVB has hidden other gnomes throughout the town this month during what they call gnomevember for people to find within the town and its businesses. The Visit Fayetteville, WV Facebook page will post clues throughout the day until the golden gnome is found.
The 150th-anniversary celebration event will be located at 100 Court Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840.