WEST VIRGINIA, WV (35)

The state joined the union on June 20, 1863 – State N0 35/50

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia

Capital: Charleston, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_West_Virginia

 

Topics I et II usa-states-map - GC 01-01-2016
* TOPIC I: 23 Lafayette outdoor sculptures, statues, busts… in 16 States □ TOPIC II: Around 100 Towns, Counties, Places named for Lafayette in 38 States Synthesis realized by Gérard Charpentier 01-01-2016

TOPIC I (T1) – OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN WEST VIRGINIA

Statues, Busts, Monuments, Memorials… Historic Parks and Places

Fayetteville, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_West_Virginia

Statue of Marquis de La Fayette on the front lawn of Courthouse district Fayetteville.

TOPIC II (T2) – MANY PLACES…

Town, city, village, county, township…may refer or are named for

General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, or La Grange « Home of Lafayette

Fayetteville, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_West_Virginia

– a City in Fayette County

Fayette, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette,_West_Virginia

–  (Fayette Station) an incorporated Community, in Fayette County

Fayette County, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia

TOPIC III (T3) – STREETS, ROADS, SQUARES…

Parks, places, sites …

Charleston, WV – State Capital

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_West_Virginia

Lafayette Ln, Charleston WV

Lafayette Ln.

Hurricane, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane,_West_Virginia

– Lafayette Cir / Dr.

Lewisburg, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisburg,_West_Virginia

– Lafayette St.

Moundsville, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moundsville,_West_Virginia

– Lafayette Ave.

Saint Marys, WV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Marys,_West_Virginia

– Lafayette St.

TOPIC IV (T4) – INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …

Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …

(No information found)

TOPIC V (T5) – LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1765-1783)

They played a key role in the American Revolution (1765-1783)
and during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

Between 1778 and 1783,
44 177 French soldiers and sailors fought aside the “American Insurgents”,
5 040 gave their lives for their independence.

Between 1776 and 1783, France spent 1.3 billion French pounds. A huge debt for the time that drained the Treasure of the Kingdom.

Road markers, places, objects…

13_colonies Am revol

The 13 English colonies

(No involvement. The State did not exist in 1765-1783)

Go to the 13 states involved: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.

TOPIC VI (T6) LAFAYETTE VISIT (August 4 to December 22, 1784)

Road markers, places, objects…

united_states_1783_1803

The United States 1783-1803

(No visit. The State did not exist in 1784)

In 1784, Lafayette visited all the 13 States of America except Georgia, where he enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome.

Go to the States visited: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North today Maine), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia).

TOPIC VII (T7) – LAFAYETTE’S FAREWELL TOUR (1824-1825)

Road markers, places, objects…

usa-map-1825

The United States in 1825

(No visit. The State did not exist in 1824-1825 )

Go to the 24 States visited :

The 24 states visited : Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine (ex-Massachusetts / North part), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Plus Washington D.C.

BUT on his way from Kentucky and Ohio to Pennsylvania, he visited Wheeling in Virginia now in West Virginia  (date of entry into the union: June 20, 1863)

•    May 22  Heading to Gallipolis/Ohio and visits the historic Our House Tavern

•    May 24 – Visits Wheeling, Virginia, now in West Virginia.

Wheeling, VA

•    May 25 – Visits Washington, Pennsylvania

 

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