Place:La Fayette, Chambers, Alabama, United States

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NameLa Fayette
Alt namesChambersvillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1011707
Lafayettesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
LayFayettesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1011707
TypeCity
Coordinates32.899°N 85.401°W
Located inChambers, Alabama, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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LaFayette (Pronounced: ,

, or  ) is the county seat of Chambers County, Alabama, United States,  northwest of Columbus, Georgia.  As of the 2000 census, the population of the city was 3,234.[1]

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History

A destructive fire raged the morning of 31 Jan 1899 in the business portion of Lafayette. The business portion of the town would have been wiped out had it not been for a heavy rain. The flames originated in Germany's store and spread rapidly. Following is the list of the losers: Germany & Co., dry goods, total loss, insurance $3,500; Lafayette Sun, total loss, insurance $500; J. M. Griffin, groceries, total loss, insurance $1,000; Belcher & Allen's saloons were also damaged. The total loss amounted to $25,000 with insurance of $12,000[1]. [1].

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  1. "Fire at Lafayette, The Business Portion of the Town Consumed," The Age-Herald, 01 Feb 1899, p. 6, col.4, digital image, GenealogyBank.com (www.genealogybank.com}: 26 Jun 2009


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