Introduction to La Fayette, Georgia
La Fayette, Georgia, in Walker county, is 24 miles S of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 83 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Chattanooga metropolitan area with. La Fayette's population is approximately 6,702.
La Fayette History
La Fayette is the county seat of Walker County. Nicknamed the Queen City of the Highlands, it boasts of a rich Native American, African American and Civil War historical tradition. The county was established in 1835 and named after former U.S. Senator Freeman Walker. The city was renamed after the Marquis de La Fayette in 1836.
La Fayette and nearby Attractions
- Little River Canyon National Preserve
- Crown Gardens and Archives
- Sequoyah Caverns
- Cloudland Canyon State Park
Things To Do In La Fayette
Local parks include the Cloudland Canyon State Park, the De Soto State Park and the James H. Floyd State Park. The Crown Gardens and Archives have a number of Civil War artifacts on display. Other nearby museums and historical sites include the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and the Red Clay State Historical Park. The city hosts the La Fayette Freedom Festival every June.
La Fayette Transportation
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
La Fayette Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Church of God Theological Seminary and Cleveland State Community College.