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Marquis de Lafayette Statue

  • Ann Street
  • Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Overview

    This Marquis de Lafayette Statue was built to honor the city's namesake. Fayetteville shares the distinction of being named for the Revolutionary War hero with other cities and counties, however, Fayetteville, NC was the first to bear the name and the only one that the Marquis actually visited. In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette joined the American Revolution against England and was assigned as a major general to George Washington's staff.