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Fayette County Historical Markers

Fayette County

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  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Fayette County
  • Location: Fayette County Courthouse on Ga 85, Fayetteville


This County, created by Acts of the Legis-

lature 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

  1. 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.


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