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Fayette County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 106,567. Fayette County was
created on May 15, 1821. The county
Fayetteville, which is located on the Flint River. The county is
named in honor of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette
(1757-1834), a French hero of the Revolutionary War.
Fayette County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical
The county is named in honor of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a French hero of the Revolutionary War, one of General George Washington's commanders in the Revolutionary War.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Fayette County was formed from parts of the Creek Indian Nation. Georgia's 49th county and its county seat, Fayetteville, were named for the Marquis de LaFayette, one of General George Washington's commanders in the Revolutionary War.
The Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville was built in 1825, making it the oldest courthouse in the state. Every Halloween children in the county fill the courthouse square with elaborately decorated jack-o-lanterns.
Housed in the former Margaret Mitchell Library in Fayetteville, the Fayette County Historical Society features historical collections concerning the civil war and local genealogical records.
The "world's largest courthouse bench" is located alongside the southern walkway approach to the county courthouse in Fayetteville.
The largest city in the county, Peachtree City, is a totally planned municipality, which features over 90 miles of pedestrian and golf-cart pathways connecting all parts of the city.
Dr. Ferrol Sams, author of Run with the Horseman and other novels about the rural South, hails from Fayette County.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 199 square miles (520 km2), of which 194 square miles (500 km2) is land and 5.0 square miles (13 km2) (2.5%) is water.
Fayette county is located in northwest Georgia. The Flint River passes through the county. Fayette is in the Flint River basin.
Bordering counties are as follows: