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Welcome to Fort Gay ...

The town of Fort Gay is located in Wayne County<1>.

The location of Fort Gay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Gay: Ft. Gay

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Gay has a population of 691 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Gay.

Fort Gay is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fort Gay lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Fort Gay: (304) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Gay had an population of 691 people. This is a decrease of 1.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Gay had a population of 705 people. This makes Fort Gay the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fort Gay represents 0.04% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 705 people, the population of Fort Gay decreased 13.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 819 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Gay.

Communities near Fort Gay ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Gay.

  • Kenova [Wayne County]
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    • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Fort Gay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,943 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenova
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<7>
  • Catlettsburg [Boyd County]
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    • Catlettsburg [Boyd County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Fort Gay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catlettsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlettsburg<7>
  • Wayne [Wayne County]
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    • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Fort Gay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<7>
  • Ceredo [Wayne County]
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    • Ceredo [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Fort Gay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,246 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ceredo<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Inez [Martin County]
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      • Inez [Martin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Fort Gay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez<7>
    • Blaine [Lawrence County]
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      • Blaine [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Gay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<7>
    • Catalpa [Lawrence County] - Historic
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      • Catalpa [Lawrence County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Fort Gay
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Catalpa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Torchlight [Lawrence County] - Historic
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      • Torchlight [Lawrence County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Fort Gay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torchlight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Busseyville [Lawrence County]
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      • Busseyville [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Gay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fallsburg [Lawrence County]
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      • Fallsburg [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Gay
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Gay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Gay.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Gay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Gay.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Gay. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Gay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Gay ...

Looking for more information about Fort Gay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fort Gay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Gay.

Adding Fort Gay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Gay in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Gay was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Gay on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Gay on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Gay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Gay.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Gay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Gay) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Gay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort GayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Gay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1195, Longitude: -82.5947       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Gay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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