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Fayette County, Georgia

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  • Joel C. Prestridge (1815 - bef.1859)
    Biography== Joel C Prestridge was born in 1815 in Pike, Fayette County, Georgia, USA, Georgia, United States. His parents were John Prestridge, III and Sarah Alsy Prestige (McCraw) . He was a Blacksmit...
  • Mary Pollie Prestridge (Warren) (1823 - aft.1900)
    Joanah Prestridge (Gay)' was born in 1808 in Blakley, Fayette, Georgia.==Biography== Joanah Prestridge (Gay) was born circa 1808 in Georgia, United States. Joanah married Joel C Prestridge on January 2...
  • John Tillman Jacobs (1832 - 1865)
    Enlisted in Company C, 3rd Battalion, Georgia Volunteers. Was wounded in 1865, and returned home, but died shortly afterwards.See "Trinity County Beginnings," Trinity County Book Committee, 1986, p 477...
  • Alexander H Hamiter Dunn (1822 - 1888)
  • Nathaniel Stinchcomb (1799 - 1889)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Fayette County, Georgia.

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Fayette County was organized in 1821 after the United States signed a treaty at Indian Springs, Georgia with the Creek people for cession of a large portion of their land. The county and its seat, Fayetteville, were both named in honor of the French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette, who aided General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War.

There was some action during the Civil War in the middle of the county as an indirect role of the Battle of Atlanta, one main event focused on the burning of a Confederate wagon supply train approximately 2 miles west of Fayetteville. Also as a result of that there was a Calvary skirmish the next day.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Brooks
  • Fayetteville (County Seat)
  • Inman
  • Peachtree City
  • Starrs Mill
  • Tyrone
  • Woolsey



The Dr. John Stiles Holliday House


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FC Historical Society