LaFayette (pronounced "lah-FAY-et") is a city in and the county seat of Walker County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,702 and 7,121 at the 2010 census.
LaFayette is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette
Location in Walker County and the state of Georgia
LaFayette was originally founded as Chattooga, in 1835, as the seat of newly formed Walker County. Chattooga was renamed LaFayette in 1836 in honor of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, the French nobleman who fought in the American Revolutionary War.
LaFayette is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), all of it land. (34.709704, -85.283862). According to the
The Walker County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The district has 577 full-time teachers and over 8,844 students.