Place:Fayette, Tennessee, United States

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NameFayette
Alt namesFayettesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.2°N 89.417°W
Located inTennessee, United States     (1824 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fayette County is a county located in the State of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,413. Its county seat is Somerville. It was named after the Marquis de la Fayette, French hero of the American Revolution.

Fayette County is part of the Memphis, TN–MSAR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is considered part of the Mississippi Delta and was a major area of cotton plantations dependent on slave labor in the nineteenth century.

Rhea "Skip" Taylor is currently the county mayor.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 8,652
1840 21,501
1850 26,719
1860 24,327
1870 26,145
1880 31,871
1890 28,878
1900 29,701
1910 30,257
1920 31,499
1930 28,891
1940 30,322
1950 27,535
1960 24,577
1970 22,692
1980 25,305
1990 25,559

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Fayette County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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