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The population of Fort Gay is approximately 852 (1990), 705 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 391 (1990), 323 (2010).

The amount of land area in Fort Gay is 2.054 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.15 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Gay to Washington DC is 321 miles. The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Gay is positioned 38.11 degrees north of the equator and 82.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Fort Gay location: in the southeastern part of the county, near the border of Kentucky

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Fort Gay history:

The first settler in the area was Samuel Short who came about 1796. His cabin was built near where Fort Gay stands today. In 1789, Charles Vancouver and 10 companions built a log fort and attempted a settlement on land surveyed in 1770 by John Frye for George Washington. The town was initially known as Cassville and became the first incorporated town in the area. The incorporation date was 13 November 1875. The first mayor was Jas. H. Marcum. The recorder was John C. romans and the councilmen were Calahan Beaire, Wayne Ferguson, William H. Frasher, Stephen M. Marcum and Samuel Short. In 1883, a fire destroyed almost the entire business section.

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