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Historical Markers and War Memorials in LaFayette, Alabama
Location of LaFayette, Alabama
► Chambers County (18) ► Lee County (59) ► Randolph County (8) ► Tallapoosa County (48) ► Harris County, Georgia (30) ► Troup County, Georgia (31)
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Chambers County, created December 18, 1832 from Creek Indian cession. Named for Dr. Henry C. Chambers of Madison County, member of Constitutional Convention 1819, legislature of 1820, elected U.S. Senator 1825 but died enroute to Washington.
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In Memory of
Chambers Co. Veterans
Who Gave Their Lives
In Following Wars
World War II
Askew, Arthur L. Pvt. • Austin, George L. Jr. 1st Lt. • Baker, Edwin H. Sgt. • Bassett, Wilma M. Pvt. • Belcher, Guy E. PFC. • Bishop, Ulysses . . . — — Map (db m18163) WM|
|Elisha and Essie Handy came to La Fayette in 1925. They were
educators and active in civic and religious activities. In 1940 their
oldest son, Ralph, died from tuberculosis and was buried in the
only cemetery in La Fayette for African-Americans . . . — — Map (db m151220) HM|
|LaFayette Cemetery, also known as Westview, began in 1934 with the death of Miss Sarah Gipson. Many early pioneers and veterans of East Alabama are buried here including Revolutionary War Patriot Capt. Alexander Dunn, Col. Charles McLemore, . . . — — Map (db m83263) HM|
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|This structure was built by early settlers from Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, and subsequently modified. The original building has stood since 1836.
Union Sunday School begun here in 1891. Many eminent ministers have filled the . . . — — Map (db m83264) HM|
|Vines Funeral Home and Ambulance Service was established in 1952
and is representative of a mid-20th century rural African American
funeral home. It is the only funeral home in Alabama still operating
an ambulance service. The main building of . . . — — Map (db m151221) HM|