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Fayetteville in Fayette County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fayette County

 
 
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Fayette County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Acts of the Legislature 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 1823. 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.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 56-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 26.907′ N, 84° 27.293′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Georgia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Glynn Street South (Georgia Route 85) and East Lanier Avenue (Georgia Route 54), on the right when traveling north on Glynn Street South. Touch for map. The marker stands at the northwest corner of the Fayette County Old Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville GA 30214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Fayette County Marker
as the crow flies. In Memory of the Confederate Heroes (a few steps from this marker); Fayette County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s Longest Courthouse Bench (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fayette County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Governor Hugh M. Dorsey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grady L. Huddleston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Regarding Fayette County. The courthouse, built in 1825, is the oldest courthouse in Georgia still in use, although a new courthouse annex was erected in 1985 after an arsonist tried to burn this courthouse (thinking it would delay or cancel his trial). The courthouse was restored, and a Fayette County Administrative Complex was completed in 1992.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fayette County, Georgia. (Submitted on May 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Fayette County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Fayette County Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 85 (South Glynn Street)
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Fayette County Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 85 (Glynn Street) toward Altanta
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. Fayette County Marker
The marker and the rear of the old courthouse
Old Fayette County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
6. Old Fayette County Courthouse
Built in 1825, and the oldest in Georgia still in use.
The northern side of the old Fayette County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2018
7. The northern side of the old Fayette County Courthouse
Fayette County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2018
8. Fayette County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places marker
This additional marker is to the right of the entrance on the courthouse's northern side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7, 8. submitted on February 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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