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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lafayette Township Grant

 
 
Lafayette Township Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 5, 2017
1. Lafayette Township Grant Marker
Inscription. This marker is on the western boundary line of the land selected by Major General the Marquis de Lafayette and granted by the United States Congress to him in 1825 in appreciation of his services during the Revolutionary War. The grant contains 36 square miles.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Tallahassee.
 
Location. 30° 27.504′ N, 84° 16.617′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fernando Drive and North Meridian Road (State Road 155), on the right when traveling north on Fernando Drive. Touch for map. Located in front of the Los Robles arched gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fernando Drive, Tallahassee FL 32303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woman's Club of Tallahassee (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lafayette Township Grant (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Plantation Cemetery At Betton Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor William Dunnington Bloxham House 1844 / Governor Bloxham House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leon High School
Lafayette Township Grant Marker and arch image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 5, 2017
2. Lafayette Township Grant Marker and arch
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Leon County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Knott House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
More about this marker. Believed to be originally installed in 1943.

It is also believed this marker was lost during Thomasville Road widening from Seventh Avenue to Betton Road, which began in 1978.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tallahassee Democrat article on the finding and reinstallation of this marker. Article shows the before and after condition of the marker. (Submitted on December 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Lafayette Land Grant Wikipedia article. (Submitted on December 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker has been reinstalled in area behind and to right of 'No Outlet' sign. image. Click for full size.
Google Street View, April 2013
3. Marker has been reinstalled in area behind and to right of 'No Outlet' sign.
The link above includes a photo of this area with the refurbished marker erected.
Marquis de Lafayette wearing the uniform of a major general of the Continental Army. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, 1779
4. Marquis de Lafayette wearing the uniform of a major general of the Continental Army.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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