Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fayetteville Town Square
Motto: Where tradition meets tomorrow
The city was founded in 1809 in Lincoln County, and was named for Fayetteville, North Carolina, where some of its earliest residents had lived before moving to Tennessee. The earlier town was named for Marquis de Lafayette, a general who fought for the United States during the American Revolution. Lincoln County was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, second in command of the U.S. Army at the end of the Revolutionary War.
A county courthouse made of brick was completed in 1815. It was used as local headquarters by Union troops during the Civil War. The building was replaced by a newer structure in 1874.
Official Website of Fayetteville.
Posted by Palmer at 11:06 PM