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Macon County, Tennessee


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Historical Events

Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Lafayette is approximately 4,000 (1998), 4474 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,695 (1990), 1891 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lafayette is 10.032 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lafayette to Washington DC is 537 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lafayette is positioned 36.52 degrees north of the equator and 86.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lafayette average annual precipitation is 64.41 inches peryear.
Lafayette average temperature is 57.9 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 37.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.9 degrees F.


about sixty miles northeast of Nashville near the border with Kentucky.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for the Nashville, Tennessee area
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History & History Related Items

The county seat for Macon County, Lafayette was named for the Marquis de LaFayette, a French General and Statesman who fought against the British during the American Revolution.
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The founding of Lafayette



This area is well known for its scenic beauty and southern charm. Learn more about Lafayette on Lafayette Tennessee on-line

Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days during June each year.

Key Park Log House
208 Church st.
Lafayette, Tennessee
Phone: 615-666-5885
The Second oldest house in Macon County. Includes exhibits, antiques, clothing, etc. It is also the home of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce

Lafayette is the hometown of Women's Basketball Hall of Famer, Nera White and 1998 Miss Tennessee, Amy Neely.
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Lafayette City Government

Lafayette is the county seat of Macon County

Lafayette has a mayor/city council form of government. There are six council members.

Lafayette Historical Events

1998, October 24
Macon County High School Marching Band
Saturday, October 24, the Macon County High School Marching Band competed in a band contest at Cheatham County Central High School in Ashland City. They won eight trophies and claimed first place in Class A. They also received first place in percussion and auxiliary, and they received the Best of the Best Award in the smaller band division. Plus, MCHS was the only band in Division II to receive superior ratings. CONGRATULATIONS MCHS BAND!!!

Lafayette Community Events

June each year
place: Key Park, Lafayette, Tennessee
sponsored by: Lafayette Lions Club
The Lafayette Lions and Lioness Club present their Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days
There will be bluegrass competitions, crafts, good food, and games for the kids.
For more information, call 615-699-2495 or for craft booth info, call 615-666-3881
Ya'll come! Lafayette


The population of Lafayette was:
1950: 1,195
1960: 1,590
1970: 2,583
1980: 3,808
1990: 3,641
1994: 4,273 (approx.)
1996: 4,011 (approx.)
1998: 4,841 (approx.)

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