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  • Monument Name

    Lafayette Monument, Fayetteville

  • Type

    Sculpture

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

  • City

    Fayetteville

  • County

    Cumberland

  • Description

    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.

    Images: Plaque

  • Inscription

    LAFAYETTE / 1757-1834 / PRESENTED TO / CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE / BY THE LAFAYETTE SOCIETY, INC. / MRS. CLIFFORD C. DUELL PRESIDENT / APRIL 9, 1983

  • Dedication Date

    April 9, 1983

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.053820 , -78.876650 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "About the Lafayette Society," Lafayette250.com, (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

      "Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette," Wikipedia, (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

      "Marquis de Lafayette Statue," Visit Fayetteville, (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

      "The Lafayette Society," Methodist University Library, (accessed February 8, 2011) Link

      Waymarking.com. "Marquis de Lafayette," (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, granite

  • Sponsors

    The Lafayette Society, led by Martha Duell, raised funds from private donations.

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The monument was dedicated on the 200th anniversary of the naming of Fayetteville.

  • Subject Notes

    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.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in Cross Creek park and is surrounded by a circle of greenery.

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