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Mayo in Lafayette County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lafayette County

 
 
Lafayette County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 8, 2009
1. Lafayette County Marker
Inscription. Lafayette County was created December 23, 1856, from Madison County. The county was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French citizen who rendered invaluable assistance to the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. The famed Suwannee River forms the entire eastern boundary of the county. The county courts first met at the house of Ariel Jones near Fayetteville. The county seat was moved from New Troy to Mayo in 1893. Dixie County was created from the lower part of the county in 1921.
 
Erected 1974 by Lafayette County Development Authority and Department of State. (Marker Number F-221.)
 
Location. 30° 3.19′ N, 83° 10.554′ W. Marker is in Mayo, Florida, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 27) and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. On the Mayo Courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Mayo FL 32066, United States of America.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical SubdivisionsWaterways & Vessels
 
Lafayette County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 8, 2009
2. Lafayette County Marker
Lafayette County Courthouse, downtown Mayo Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 8, 2009
3. Lafayette County Courthouse, downtown Mayo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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