Fayette County, Ohio

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Fayette County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 28,433. Its county seat is Washington Court House.[2] It was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman who was an officer in the American Army in the Revolution, when established on March 1, 1810.[3]

The Washington Court House Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Fayette County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,054.1 km2), virtually all of which is land.

Adjacent counties


Fayette County was formed on March 1, 1810 from portions of Highland County and Ross County. It was named after Marie-Joseph Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, a French general and politician who took the side of the Colonials during the American Revolutionary War and who played an important role in the French Revolution.[citation needed]

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