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LaGrange in Fayette County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

La Grange

 
 
La Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
1. La Grange Marker
Inscription. 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 Civil War it was occupied by Union forces from 1862-65. It was an ante bellum center of wealth, education, and culture, having in 1862 two colleges, four academies, two newspapers, and 3,000 citizens.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 65.)
 
Location. 35° 2.722′ N, 89° 14.632′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Tennessee, in Fayette County. Marker is on 3rd Street (State Highway 57), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Grange TN 38046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grierson's Raid (a few steps from this marker); LaGrange (within shouting distance of this marker); Immanuel Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (about 700 feet away); Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House
La Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
2. La Grange Marker
(approx. mile away); The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); Woodlawn (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Bird Dog Field Trials (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Also see . . .
1. LaGrange. An eHistory article discussing LaGrange's rich past. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. LaGrange. Official website for the Town of LaGrange, Tennessee. (Submitted on October 26, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
La Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 21, 2010
3. La Grange Marker
Looking east, marker is on the right in this image. To the left is Grierson's Raid marker and in the far distance is the marker for Immanuel Church.
La Grange Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 16, 2009
4. La Grange Today
The town features several antique shops converted from general stores.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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