Fayette and South Fayette

Community / West Virginia

Fayette and South Fayette, West Virginia were established along the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad (C&O) when it was completed through the New River Valley in January 1873.

Fayette was a company town developed by the Fayette Coal & Coke Company 2 while South Fayette was home to local railroad operations for the C&O. The mines were later operated by the Hood Coal Company until the mid-20th century. 2

Prior to the completion of the Fayette Station Bridge, a ferry operated across the New River between 1873 and 1889.


  1. Guide sign at Fayette Station Bridge.
  2. Dellamea, Chris. “New River Gorge.” COALFIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2014. Article.