Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Courthouse to be Vandalized This Saturday

A ceremony this weekend will recognize how Vandals have left their mark on Fayetteville, West Virginia. Abraham Vandal donated land in 1834 where the Fayette County Courthouse now stands.

Vandal was a New York native, and around 1812 he settled in what was called Vandalia, a community named for him. This community later became Fayetteville. Historians believe his cabin was located on the present site of the Fayette County National Bank, located across the street from the courthouse.

In Saturday’s ceremony, officials will unveil a plaque dedicated to the Abraham Vandal family. (Although Abraham Vandal spelled his last name with one L, some of his descendants now spell the name with two L’s.) [Link]

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