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Encyclopedia > La Fayette

Lafayette or La Fayette is the name of several places in the United States of America, generally named for the French hero of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette (sometimes referred to as the Marquis de la Fayette), as are most places named Fayette, or Fayetteville:

  • La Fayette, Alabama
  • La Fayette, Georgia
  • La Fayette, Illinois
  • Lafayette, California
  • Lafayette, Colorado
  • Lafayette, Indiana
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • LaFayette, Kentucky
  • Lafayette, Minnesota
  • Lafayette, New Jersey
  • LaFayette, New York
  • Lafayette, Ohio
  • Lafayette, Oregon
  • Lafayette, Tennessee
  • Lafayette, Wisconsin
  • Lafayette County, Arkansas
  • Lafayette County, Florida
  • Lafayette County, Mississippi
  • Lafayette County, Missouri
  • Lafayette County, Wisconsin
  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
  • Lafayette Township, Michigan
  • Lafayette Township, Minnesota
  • Lafayette Township, New Jersey
  • Lafayette Township, Pennsylvania

There is also

  • Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Lafayette class submarine
  • Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Lafayette High School in many places in the United States, among them several of the places listed above, as well as Lexington, Kentucky and Wildwood, Missouri
  • LaFayette Motors, a United States automobile producer from the 1910s to the 1940s.
  • Lake Lafayette, Missouri
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
  • West Lafayette, Ohio
  • USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)

Madame de Lafayette was a French author.

  Results from FactBites:
Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2534 words)
La Fayette is considered a national hero in both France and the United States and is one of only six people in history to become an Honorary U.S. Citizen.
La Fayette was born at the Château de Chavaniac, Haute-Loire, in the Auvergne area of France.
La Fayette appreciated the situation as soon as it was explained to him, and immediately expressed his desire to serve in the American army upon two conditions—that he should receive no pay, and that he should act as a volunteer.
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