General LaFayette

General LaFayette (HM90O)

Location: LaFayette, GA 30728 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 42.525', W 85° 16.86'

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Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834) was born in the Castle of Chavagnac, in Auvergne, France. He entered the French Army early in life and in 1777 came to America and volunteered for service in the Revolutionary Army,Congress made him a Major General. He became a close friend of General George Washington, was wounded at Brandywine, suffered a winter at Valley Forge anddistinguished himself in the Yorktown campaign.

In 1824 he revisited America, including Georgia. Congress voted him $200,000 and a township of land. He died in Paris. This city is proudly named for him.
HM NumberHM90O
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number146-11
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 657423 N 3842090
Decimal Degrees34.70875000, -85.28100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.525', W 85° 16.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 31.50" N, 85° 16' 51.60" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 310 GA-1 Business, LaFayette GA 30728, US
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