La Fayette, Alabama
|Chambers County, Alabama|
|• Total||8.9 sq mi (22.9 km2)|
|• Land||8.9 sq mi (22.9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||843 ft (257 m)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0164071|
LaFayette is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States. It is 47 miles (76 km) northwest of Columbus, Georgia. It is the county seat of Chambers County. In 1900, 1,629 people lived here, and in 1910, 1,632 people lived here. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,234.
Education[change | edit source]
The Chambers County School District provides public education for LaFayette. Within the city limits are two high schools (Lafayette High School and the Chambers County Career Technical School), one middle school (JP Powell Middle School), and one elementary school (Eastside Elementary School).
Chambers Academy (grades pre-K through 12) is a private school in LaFayette.
Notable residents[change | edit source]
- James Thomas "Cotton Tom" Heflin, member of the United States House of Representatives and original sponsor of Mothers Day legislation
- Johnson J. Hooper, author and humorist
- Joe Louis, Heavyweight boxing champion
- Hoyt L. Sherman, art professor and principle mentor to pop artist Roy Lichtenstein