Cumberland County, named in honor of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, was formed in 1754 from Bladen County. In 1783, the two villages of Cross Creek and Campbellton were combined and named Fayetteville in honor of General Lafayette. Fayetteville became the first city in the United States named for Lafayette, and the only one named for him that he actually visited during his lifetime. In early 1784, Cumberland County was renamed Fayette County, but the act was repealed at the next General Assembly in November 1784. The bronze marker can be found near the flag poles in the front entrance.
Hours: Open to the public, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Next Stop: Continue on Hay Street and cross through the light over Bragg Blvd. Go up the hill and turn right onto Hale Street. The Robert Strange House is on your right.