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Fayette County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Fayette County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Fayette County, Georgia
June 25, 2007 Professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy and 7-year old son Daniel are found dead in their Fayetteville home.
  Fayette County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of the Marquis de LaFayette (also spelled La Fayette), noted French national, who, using his own money recruited an army to support the Continentals under George Washington. Facing a superior force, LaFayette successfully trapped Cornwallis at Yorktown and held him there for six weeks while Washington journeyed south from New York.
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Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Fayette County, Georgia
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