Introduction to Fayetteville, Georgia
Fayetteville, Georgia, in Fayette county, is 21 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area. There are 11,148 residents in Fayetteville.
Fayetteville was established on March 28, 1823. It became the county seat of Fayette County, which was formed in 1821. Both the city and the county were named after a French nobleman, Marquis De Lafayette. During the Revolutionary War, he aided George Washington. A jail was built in the city in 1824. The construction of the courthouse began in 1825 and was completed in 1831. In 1889, Captain William P. Redwine became the first elected mayor of the city.
Fayetteville and nearby Attractions
- Holliday - Dorsey - Fife Museum
- Panola Mountain State Park
- North Fayette United Methodist Church
- Zoo Atlanta
- Georgia Aquarium
- Six Flags Over Georgia
Things To Do In Fayetteville
You can enjoy shopping at the Hudson Plaza Shopping Center, the Banks Crossing Shopping Center and Fayette Eightyfive Shopping Center.
Flights are available from Atlanta International Airport.
Fayetteville Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Clayton College and State University, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Technical College and other colleges and universities.