“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lafayette in Macon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Macon County

Macon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 1, 2011
1. Macon County Marker
Inscription.  Established 1842; named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina statesman. This place was selected as the county seat, named for Marquis de LaFayette, French general in the American Revolution.
First courthouse erected in 1844; three courthouses destroyed by fire - 1860; 1901; 1932. Present courthouse built in 1933.
Erected by Macon Bank & Trust; Citizens Bank; Macon County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 36° 31.248′ N, 86° 1.573′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Tennessee, in Macon County. Marker is on College Street (Tennessee Route 10). Located in the courthouse yard, between Times Avenue and Red Boiling Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette TN 37083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Macon County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Macon County Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodmore Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon County in the Civil War
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(within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Maneuvers (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Family Tragedy (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Home of William Dunn (approx. 2˝ miles away); Ambush at Meadorville (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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