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!
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.