Fayette County, Georgia

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[[Image:Marquis_de_Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)]]
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Georgia "Fayette County, Georgia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
  
 
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'''1821'''--Fayette County was created 15 May 1821&nbsp;from Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1821'''--Fayette County was created 15 May 1821&nbsp;from Creek Indian Lands.&nbsp; <br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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 United States  > Georgia > Fayette County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Parent County

1821--Fayette County was created 15 May 1821 from Creek Indian Lands. 
County seat:  Fayetteville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1983 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. "Fayette County, Georgia," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).