Near Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Benjamin Gachet, a French nobleman, fled from a San Domingo revolution and settled in what is now Lamar County.
On March 19th, 1825, General Marquis de LaFayette, on his official visit to Georgia, spent the night at the Gachet home and the noted Frenchman was doubly welcomed as a patriot and visitor from France. This tablet was erected at the request of the Lamar-LaFayette Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 085-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 3.673′ N, 84° 12.505′ W. Marker is near Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 18 and Five Points Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 18. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federals at Barnesville (approx. 2˝ miles away); Confederate Hospital Barnesville Blues (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lamar County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Confederate Hospitals (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech (approx. 3.3 miles away); Gordon Military College (approx. 3.4 miles away); A&M - G.I.C. (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
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