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Welcome to LaFayette ...

The city of LaFayette is located in Chambers County<1> and is the County Seat for Chambers County.

The pronunciation of LaFayette: la-FAY-it<2>

When the people of LaFayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, LaFayette has a population of 2,910 people<4> (see below for details).

LaFayette was established in 1833.

The community of LaFayette is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: LaFayette lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from LaFayette (for example, toward Mountainbrook (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

LaFayette is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for LaFayette: 36862<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, LaFayette had an population of 2,910 people. This is a decrease of 3.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, LaFayette had a population of 3,003 people (or 8.78% of the total population of Chambers County). This makes LaFayette the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of LaFayette represents 0.06% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,003 people, the population of LaFayette decreased 7.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,234 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for LaFayette.

Communities Also Named LaFayette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named LaFayette - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for LaFayette.

Communities near LaFayette ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near LaFayette.

  • Opelika [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
    • Opelika [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of LaFayette
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,908 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opelika
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika<9>
  • Valley [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
    • Valley [Chambers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of LaFayette
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<9>
  • Lanett [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanett
    • Lanett [Chambers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of LaFayette
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,151 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanett<9>
  • Roanoke [Randolph County]
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    • Roanoke [Randolph County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County]
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      • Camp Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<9>
    • Wadley [Randolph County]
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      • Wadley [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley<9>
    • Daviston [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daviston
      • Daviston [Tallapoosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daviston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daviston<9>
    • Waverly [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Five Points [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Chambers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Cusseta [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusseta
      • Cusseta [Chambers County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cusseta have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusseta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusseta<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around LaFayette. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for LaFayette.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of LaFayette. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around LaFayette.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around LaFayette. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for LaFayette.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for LaFayette ...

Looking for more information about LaFayette? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for LaFayette, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for LaFayette.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for LaFayette. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Chambers, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for LaFayette. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of LaFayette refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of LaFayette may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for LaFayette.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around LaFayette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as LaFayette). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether LaFayette or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- LaFayette) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for LaFayette. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaFayette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaFayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8998, Longitude: -85.4013    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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