Special Collections and College Archives
|Cook||LaGrange, LaGrange Park, LaGrange Highlands|
|Tippecanoe||Lafayette, West Lafayette|
|Louisiana||Lafayette (Parish)||Lafayette, Southwest Lafayette|
|New Hampshire||Mount Lafayette in Franconia Mountains|
Founded in 1868 by Elam Brown.
Named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette. Plans to create a mural of the Marquis de Lafayette in the downtown area.
Named Chattanooga in December 1883 then changed to Benton. Renamed in December 1836 in Lafayette's honor and was made the county seat.
This statue, sculpted by Ernest E. Hiolle, stands in Lafayette Square.
Staked out and named on May 25, 1825 by William Digby. There is a statue of the Marquis de Lafayette in front of the recently renovated Lafayette City Hall, shown in the two images at right. The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce gives a Grand Marquis Award for the person most improving the quality of life in Tippecanoe County.
In 1883 Vermilionville was renamed in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette. The statue at right stands in this town.
Three town founders named it for their hometown of Lafayette, IN. The village was platted in 1896 and incorporated on April 28, 1900.
Named for the Marquis de Lafayette in 1823, the year that Lafayette announced his Farewell Tour of the United States.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Cambelltown and Cross Creek were combined and renamed in 1783. The Marquis de Lafayette visited on March 4-5, 1825.
Laid out in 1835 for William Barnet Weyer, Sr. The village was incorporated in March 1868. There are no physical commemorations of the Marquis de Lafayette.
Named after Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Part of Fayette County, which was named after Fayette County, PA from where early settlers came in 1837. Fayette County, TX was organized on January 18, 1838. This town does not have any physical commemorations of the Marquis de Lafayette.
Other Cities That Celebrate the Marquis de
The statue at right by Q.V.A. Ward stands on the campus of the University of Vermont.
|Lebanon Springs, NY
Warm Springs, a favorite spa of early Americans, held a banquet to honor the Marquis de Lafayette and his son in 1825.