Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gachet Home



Marker ID: GHM 085-1
Location: Ga 18 at Five Points Rd, 3 miles west of Barnesville
County: Lamar
Coordinates: N 33° 3.673    W 084° 12.505
  33.06121414    -84.20841347
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4JVB
Gachet Home Marker  



Text:

The historic Gachet home is situated at the crossing of Towns and old Alabama Road, called Milner Cross Roads. This road was also an Indian trail.

Benjamin Gachet, a French nobleman, fled from a San Domingo revolution and settled in what is now Lamar County.

On March 19th, 1825, General Marquis de LaFayette, on his official visit to Georgia, spent the night at the Gachet home and the noted Frenchman was doubly welcomed as a patriot and visitor from France.

This tablet was erected at the request of the Lamar-LaFayette Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.

GHM 085-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

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