Historic Markers Across Tennessee



La Grange



Marker ID: THC 4E 65
Location: on 3rd Street (State Highway 57), LaGrange, TN
County: Fayette
Coordinates: N 35° 2.722    W 089° 14.632
  35.04536666    -89.24386666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Settled in 1819 on the site of an Indian trading post, it was named for General La Fayette's ancestral home in France. He visited La Grange in 1824 and called it the "Beautiful Village." Its location on a bluff made it a natural military post; during the