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 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.

La Fayette Almanac

Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City83 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Walker County
Metro AreaChattanooga
Standard Zip Codes30728
Phone Area Codes706
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

La Fayette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches
Distance35.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip62.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Fayette, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lafayette (30728)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Oglethorpe9,547$55,561
Tunnel Hill1,096$57,917
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La Fayette Public Schools

Lafayette High School
5178 Round Pond Rd
(706) 638-2342
Total Enrollment 1152
Gilbert Elementary School
87 South Burnt Mill Rd
(706) 638-2432
Total Enrollment 488
Lafayette Middle School
419 Rdrunner Blvd
(706) 638-6440
Total Enrollment 942
Naomi Elementary School
4038 East Hwy 136
(706) 638-2443
Total Enrollment 461
North Lafayette Elementary School
610 North Duke St
(706) 638-1869
Total Enrollment 541
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