Welcome to the City of LaFayette website.
LaFayette is a small community nestled in the Northwest Georgia mountains with a population of nearly 7,000 residents.
Often called the “Queen City of the Highlands,” LaFayette is the county seat of Walker County and boasts a rich Native American, Civil War and African American history.
The city was renamed in 1836 after the Marquis de LaFayette, the French aristocrat who assisted American colonists during the Revolutionary War. The city was incorporated on Sept. 30, 1835.
The city is governed by a mayor and a five member council. We offer a full line of services and utilities to our residents including electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities, and police and fire protection. We also have an airport, golf course, recreation department, and a cemetery.
The city owns Chattooga Academy, one of the county’s most cherished landmarks. The structure, completed in 1836, was later renamed John B. Gordon Hall after Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon, who attended the school as a child and also served as governor of Georgia. Gordon Hall is believed to be one of Georgia’s oldest remaining brick school buildings. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg made the building his headquarters in September 1863. Bragg sat under an oak tree in front of the school as he planned his attack on Union forces at Chickamauga.
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