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Welcome to LaFayette ...

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

When the people of LaFayette refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lafayettean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, LaFayette has a population of 7,341 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of LaFayette.

LaFayette is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: LaFayette lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from LaFayette (for example, toward Ider (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for LaFayette: (706) and (762)<5>

The ZIP code for LaFayette: 30728<6>

Websites for LaFayette ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.walkercochamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to LaFayette, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, LaFayette had an population of 7,341 people. This is an increase of 3.09% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, LaFayette had a population of 7,121 people (or 10.36% of the total population of Walker County). This makes LaFayette the county's most populous community.

The population of LaFayette represents 0.07% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

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

Adding LaFayette to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of LaFayette in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for LaFayette was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for LaFayette on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named LaFayette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named LaFayette - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, 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.

  • John Ross Estates [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Ross Estates
    • John Ross Estates [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
    • Estimated population in 2018: 84,310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Ross Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Ross Estates
  • Newnan Springs [Catoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan Springs
    • Newnan Springs [Catoosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,581 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newnan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newnan Springs
  • Lytle [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
    • Lytle [Walker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 37,115 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lytle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lytle
  • Dalton [Whitfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton [Whitfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of LaFayette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,368 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalton<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Euthtilloga [Chattooga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euthtilloga
      • Euthtilloga [Chattooga County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of LaFayette
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 29,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euthtilloga have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Villanow [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villanow
      • Villanow [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villanow
    • Fort Oglethorpe [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Oglethorpe
      • Fort Oglethorpe [Catoosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Oglethorpe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Oglethorpe<9>
    • Milbro Heights [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milbro Heights
      • Milbro Heights [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milbro Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milbro Heights
    • Dafron [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dafron
      • Dafron [Catoosa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dafron have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dafron
    • Thompsonville [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
      • Thompsonville [Walker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of LaFayette
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville

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. 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 ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Walker County

About Georgia

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 Walker County: www.co.walker.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for LaFayette.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around LaFayette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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' (or point-to-point) 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for LaFayette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaFayetteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaFayette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7053, Longitude: -85.2820    
<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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