Place:Lafayette, Mississippi, United States

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NameLafayette
Alt namesLafayettesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.35°N 89.517°W
Located inMississippi, United States     (1836 - )
See alsoCalhoun, Mississippi, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,351. Its county seat is Oxford. The local pronunciation of the name is "la-FAY-et". The county is named to honor Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero and American general who fought during the American Revolutionary War.

The Oxford, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Lafayette County.

Lafayette County is often regarded as the inspiration for Yoknapatawpha County, the fictional setting of many of William Faulkner's stories.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 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
1840 6,531
1850 14,069
1860 16,125
1870 18,802
1880 21,671
1890 20,553
1900 22,110
1910 21,883
1920 19,243
1930 19,978
1940 21,257
1950 22,798
1960 21,355
1970 24,181
1980 31,030
1990 31,826

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~mslafaye/


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