Fayette County, Alabama

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Fayette County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (or de la Fayette), who aided General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. As of 2000 the population was 18,495. Its county seat is Fayette.

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History

Fayette County was established on December 20, 1824 during Lafayette's historic tour of the 24 United States

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 629 square miles (1,629.1 km2), of which 628 square miles (1,626.5 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.27%) is water.

Major highways

Airport

Richard Arthur Field (Municipal)- A 5,000 ft (1,500 m) paved runway with JET A and 110LL fuel service. Located about 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the city center.

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