Lafayette County, Arkansas

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Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 8,559. The county seat is Lewisville.[1] 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.



Lafayette County is the smallest county in land area in Arkansas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 545 square miles (1,412 km²), of which 526 square miles (1,364 km²) is land and 19 square miles (48 km²) (3.41%) is water.

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