Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lafayette was escorted from the Clarendon Bridge to the Town House, which stood at this site. A spacious stage had been erected in front of the Town House. The various military units formed lines on each side of the street, and Lafayette's carriage passed between them amidst the discharge of artillery, to the east door of the Town House. Here Lafayette was welcomed on behalf of the citizens of Fayetteville by Judge John D. Toomer. At the completion of Judge Toomer's remarks, Lafayette addressed the citizens of Fayetteville. This was an appropriate site to receive Lafayette, for in 1789, within the walls of the Town House (then known as the State House) North Carolina had ratified the Constitution of the United States. From the Town House Lafayette was escorted to his place of lodging at the State Banking House.
In Commemoration Lafayette's 250th Birthday
“We shall come up slowly and painfully perhaps, be we shall win our way.”
Charles Waddell Chestnutt (1858-1932)
In memory and honor of those indomitable people who were stripped of their dignity when sold as slaves at this place. Their courage in that time is a proud heritage of all times. They endured the past so the future could be won for freedom and justice. Their suffering and
City Council of Fayetteville 1989
Erected 2007 by Fayetteville Lafayette Society.
Location. 35° 3.153′ N, 78° 52.706′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Market Square, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Charter of the University of N. C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Plank Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora MacDonald (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Dobbin McNeill (about 300 feet away); Lafayette (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . . History of Fayetteville. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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