Lafayette Monument, Fayetteville
The monument is a statue of Marquis de Lafayette standing tall with a sword at his side and a scroll of paper in his out-stretched hand. He stands with his right foot stepping forward on a stone pedestal that is covered with a bottom tier of roughly cut rocks and an upper tier of slate grey tiles.
LAFAYETTE / 1757-1834 / PRESENTED TO / CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE / BY THE LAFAYETTE SOCIETY, INC. / MRS. CLIFFORD C. DUELL PRESIDENT / APRIL 9, 1983
April 9, 1983
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The Lafayette Society, led by Martha Duell, raised funds from private donations.
The monument was dedicated on the 200th anniversary of the naming of Fayetteville.
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, served as a major-general under George Washington in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. He later was a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution. Fayetteville is the only city the Marquis actually visited that bears his name.
The monument stands in Cross Creek park and is surrounded by a circle of greenery.