Place:Lafayette, Arkansas, United States

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Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 7,645. The county seat is Lewisville. Lafayette County was formed on October 15, 1827 and named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero and American general who fought during the American Revolutionary War and who toured the US in 1824/25 upon the 50th anniversary of the founding of the nation.
The local pronunciation of the name is "luh-FAY-ut". It is a dry county; therefore, the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1827 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Probate 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
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 748
1840 2,200
1850 5,220
1860 8,464
1870 9,139
1880 5,730
1890 7,700
1900 10,594
1910 13,741
1920 15,522
1930 16,934
1940 16,851
1950 13,203
1960 11,030
1970 10,018
1980 10,213
1990 9,643

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