Place:Lafayette, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States


Coordinates44.433°N 94.383°W
Located inNicollet, Minnesota, United States
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Lafayette is a city in Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 504 at the 2010 census. It is a farming community just outside of the larger town of New Ulm, Minnesota.

Lafayette is part of the MankatoNorth Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Its biggest claims to fame is that it was the childhood home of Tippi Hedren, the star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. In Hedren's book Cats of Shambala, she wrote that she was born in New Ulm, as Lafayette didn't have a hospital.

Located in the town are the baseball fields which are home to the legendary Lafayette Bi-County team and the Nicollet County West Teams. The fields consist of stadium seating, a full playground and have been known to double as wading pools for the local youth after a quarter-inch of rain.

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