Want to explore Lafayette’s 1824-1825 travels outside of Fayetteville? Check out the national Lafayette Trail, a project which is mapping Lafayette’s travels all over the country.  Historical markers (with costs generously underwritten by the Pomeroy Foundation) are going to be placed along the trail.  Fayetteville’s marker was dedicated on March 5, 2021 – 196 years to the day that Lafayette visited!
Lafayette Society President Hank Parfitt, County Commissioner Glenn Adams, Mayor Mitch Colvin, General Lafayette, and Julien Ischer h Colvin, and national Lafayette Trail organizer Julien Ischer standing in front of the Lafayette Statue in Cross Creek Park.
Lafayette Society President Hank Parfitt, County Commissioner Glenn Adams, Mayor Mitch Colvin, General Lafayette, and Julien Ischer welcome guests to the marker dedication.
Five men unveiling the Lafayette Trail marker in Cross Creek Park
County Commissioner Glenn Adams, General Lafayette, Lafayette Society Vice President Bud Lafferty, Mayor Mitch Colvin, and national Lafayette Trail organizer Julien Ischer unveil Fayetteville's Lafayette Trail marker.
The Lafayette Trail marker in Cross Creek Park at sundown.
The Pomeroy Foundation is generously funding the installation of these historical markers.
The Lafayette Trail Project is a national computer mapping project that offers a virtual tour of Lafayette’s journey across America as the “Nation’s Guest” in 1824-25.  Lafayette visited Fayetteville on March 4 and 5, 1825. The developer of that program, a young Frenchman named Julien Icher, has obtained grants to erect highway markers in cities Lafayette visited. Julien dedicated our marker (located right on the Green Street entrance to Cross Creek Park) on March 5, 2021, along with Mayor Colvin and County Commissioner Glenn Adams.