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FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

29 51' 36" N, 96 55' 48" W (29.86, -96.93)
Population: 24,554 (2010)
Total area: 960 square miles (2,500 km2)
950 square miles (2,500 km2) land
9.8 square miles (25 km2) water

Fayette County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  •  TX Fayette County location
    Contiguous Counties:
    Lee County (N) Washington County (NE) Austin County (E) Colorado County (SE) Lavaca County (S) Gonzales County (SW) Caldwell County (W) Bastrop County (NW)

    Fayette County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    Formed from Colorado and Bastrop counties.
    Created December 14, 1837.
    Organized January 1, 1838.
    Named in honor of Marquis de LaFayette. 1757-1834. Nobleman and republican friend of Washington and of the United States.
    County Seat, La Grange.
    Fayette County Courthouse

    Fayette County Jail
    TX - Fayette County Courthouse
    Fayette County Courthouse
    1939 Vintage Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Fayette County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - La Grange
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  • Ammannsville ghost town
  • Armstrong Colony ghost town
  • Biegel ghost town
  • Black Jack Springs ghost town
  • Bluff ghost town
  • Bridge Valley ghost town
  • Carmine
  • Cedar ghost town
  • Cistern
  • Colony ghost town
  • Colorado City ghost town
  • Cozy Corner
  • Dubina ghost town
  • Dunn
  • Ellinger
  • Elm Grove
  • Engle
  • Fayetteville
  • Flatonia
  • Floy
  • Freyburg
  • Gay Hill ghost town
  • Halsted ghost town
  • High Hill ghost town
  • Holman
  • Hostyn ghost town
  • Joiner ghost town
  • Kirtley ghost town
  • La Grange County Seat
  • Ledbetter
  • Lena
  • Lick Skillet
  • Live Oak Hill ghost town
  • Lyons ghost town
  • Mecklenburg ghost town
  • Middle Creek
  • Muldoon
  • Mullins Prairie
  • Nechanitz
  • Oldenburg
  • O'Quinn ghost town
  • Oso ghost town
  • Park
  • Pin Oak ghost town
  • Plum
  • Praha ghost town
  • Rabbs Prairie
  • Rek Hill
  • Ross Prairie
  • Round Top
  • Roznov
  • Rutersville
  • Schulenburg
  • Scott ghost town
  • Sedan ghost town
  • St. John
  • Stella ghost town
  • Swiss Alp
  • Waldeck ghost town
  • Walhalla
  • Warda
  • Warrenton
  • West Point
  • Willow Springs
  • Winchester
  • Winedale ghost town
  • Zapalac

  • Fayette County Vintage Maps
    TX Fayette County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Fayette County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Fayette County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Fayette County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Fayette County 1940s map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Fayette County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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