paperweight_tnMade of heavy-duty glass, this handsome paperweight commemorates the Revolutionary War hero from France and the very first town or city in the United States to be named after him. 1783 indicates the year that the North Carolina general assembly named the merged towns of Campbellton and Cross Creek in honor of Lafayette. 1825 was the year in which Lafayette visited Fayetteville, NC. In spite of the many places named in his honor by then, Fayetteville was the only namesake town or city that Lafayette actually visited.

The following stores carry the Lafayette paperweight:

  • The Pilgrim in Westwood Shopping Center – 910-867-9750
  • David Walters Antiques in Haymount – 910-483-5832
  • Holmes Fine Gifts in Downtown – 910-483-1196
  • City Center Gallery & Books in Downtown – 910-678-8899

Proceeds from the sale of the Lafayette paperweight will be used to create a Revolutionary War Historical Park in Downtown Fayetteville at the site of Lafayette’s statue.

A very limited selection of these commemorative items from the 250th birthday celebration in 2007 still remains. Please call City Center Gallery & Books at 910-678-8899 for availability and price.

glassLafayette Flute

This glass flute would make a welcome addition to any collection. With the official Lafayette 250 logo etched into the glass, it will be a treasure for years to come.

mug_smallCollectible Mug

11oz china mug featuring the Official Lafayette 250 logo, a chronology of Lafayette and Fayetteville, NC on the reverse. The mug is available at Rude Awakening Coffee Shop in downtown Fayetteville and most of the shops below.

laf_pin_175x175Collectible Pin

This beautifully-crafted commemorative pin is perfect for the historic collector! Full-color Lafayette 250 logo shines against a white field. Set with gold colored pin.


Lafayette 250 Commemmorative Medallion – 2-inch diameter antique gold finish w cloisonnes colors:
Available in an acrylic coin capsule
Available in a velvet presentation case

To purchase by phone, call City Center Gallery and Books at 910-678-8899

The following is a list of store locations offering Lafayette 250 commemorative items(please call for availability:

  • Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop – Haymount – 910-484-4044
  • City Center Gallery and Books – Downtown – 910-678-8899
  • Holmes Fine Gifts – Downtown – 910-483-6922
  • Moonstone  Jewelry and Gifts – Downtown – 910-323-3711
  • The Pilgrim – Westwood Shopping Center – 910-867-9750

History of marquis de Lafayette

The marquis de Lafayette was a French nobleman who, at the age of 19, defied his king by sailing to America in 1777 to fight in the Revolutionary War against England. His bravery and leadership in the field, his loyalty to General George Washington, his generosity in spending most of his personal wealth on the American cause, and his success in persuading the French king to send soldiers and money were decisive factors in America’s victory.