Historic Markers Across Georgia



Fayette County



Marker ID: GHM 056-1
Location: Courthouse on Ga 85 in Fayetteville
County: Fayette
Coordinates: N 33° 26.907    W 084° 27.293
  33.44845    -84.45488
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6A53
Fayette County  Marker  



Text:

This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 and December 24, 1821, is named for the Marquis de LaFayette, famous French General who came to this country to fight under General George Washington in the Revolutionary War. After returning to France he revisited Georgia in 1825. Fayetteville was incorporated and made the County Site in 1823. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John Welch, Clerk of Superior Court Thomas A. Dobbs, Clerk of Inferior Court Jonathan Dobbs, Coroner John Calhoun and Surveyor James Adams.

GHM 056-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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