LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Later in France Lafayette was Commanding General of the National Guard. Leader in the movement that gave France Republican form of Government. Author of the Declaration of the Rights of Man, and designer of the “Cocarde of Liberty” which he holds in his hand.
LaGrange, Georgia, was named for Lafayette's home, The Chateau De LaGrange on motion of Julius Calford. When the city was chartered on December 16, 1828, honoring Lafayette, who crossed the Chattahooche below LaGrange on March 30, 1825.
This statue of Lafayette is an exact copy of the original by Ernest -Eugene Hiolle C1834-1886) that stands in Le Puy, Auvergne, France. It was cast by American sculptor Harry Jackson at his Wyoming Foundry Studios, Camaniore, Italy, in 1974.
Permission to cast the statue was granted by Mayor Celestin Qiomcoei and the city council of Le Puy. It is the property of LaGrange College, on permanent loan to the city of LaGrange. The Statue and Renovation of Fountain are a gift of Callaway Foundation, Inc.
Location. 33° 2.329′ N, 85° 1.879′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of Vernon Street and East Lafayette Square, on the right when traveling west on Vernon Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in park. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troup County (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nancy Harts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Michael Troup (about 500 feet away); Troup County Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence (approx. half a mile away); Bellevue (approx. half a mile away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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