*FLORIDA, FL

The state joined the union on March 3, 1845 – State N0 27/50

Capital: Tallahassee

He was voted, by the U.S. Congress, for Lafayette the sum of $200,000 and a township of land in Tallahassee, Florida, to be known as the Lafayette Land Grant.

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* TOPIC I: 23 Lafayette outdoor sculptures, statues, busts… in 16 States □ TOPIC II: Around 100 Towns, Counties, Places named for Lafayette in 38 States Synthesis realized by Gérard Charpentier 01-01-2016

TOPIC I (T1) – OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN FLORIDA

Statues, Busts, Monuments, Memorials… Historic Parks and Places…

(No outdoor sculptures found)

TOPIC II (T2) -MANY PLACES…

Town, city, village, county, township …may refer or are named for

General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette or La Grange, « Home » of Lafayette

Tallahassee, FL – Lafayette Land Grant of 1825 (Township)

In appreciation for his service and support, during the American Revolutionary War, Marquis de La Fayette was given a Land grant in Florida. A land of 6 miles square (9.7 km) and 23, 000 acres (9 400 hectares)

Lafayette township grant - Western corner- today lafayette park

Lafayette Township Grant  western corner  - Lafayette Park today

The Lafayette Park, a part of the Lafayette land Grant is located on the western side of the township.

South west corner Lafayette grant plaque

Plaque of  The Southwest corner of the Lafayette grant.

It is the only one (1) of four (4) of the boundary markers still in place.

Meridian marker stone 2

*The marker of the Lafayette Grant southwest corner is today affixed to one side of the old “Prime Meridian” marker monument now located in the parking lot of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society.

Lafayette County, FL

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Lafayette County Courthouse - Mayo, FL

Lafayette County Courthouse – Mayo, FL

TOPIC III (T3) – STREETS, ROADS, SQUARES…

Parks, places, sites …

Tallahassee, FL – State Capital

Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL

Lafayette St.Lafayette Place, Tallahassee, FL - Commercial centerLafayette Place –  Commercial center
Baldwin, FL – Lafayette St.
Bradenton, FL – Lafayette Rd.
DeLand FL – Lafayette Place
Fort Myers, FL
– Lafayette St.
– Lafayette Ave.
Lutz, FL – Lafayette Place
Marianna, FL – Lafayette St.
Mayo, FL
– Lafayette Ave.
– Lafayette County Road Department. (A privately held company)
Miami, FL – Lafayette Square Apartments Rentals – I&II
Port Orange, FL
– Lafayette St.
– Lafayette Ave.
Pinellas Park, FL – Lafayette St.
Sebring, FL – Lafayette Ave.
Stuart, FL – Lafayette St.
Tampa, FL – Lafayette St. Bridge
Titusville, FL – Lafayette Ave.
Vero Beach, FL – Lafayette Place
Winter Park, FL
– Lafayette Ave.
– Lafayette St

Lafayette Blue Spring State  Park, FL

This park is located in Lafayette County on the Suwannee River near Mayo, FL

Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, Tallahassee, FL

La Grange Church and Cemetery, Titusville, Brevard County, FL

Tallahassee neighborhoods today include

Lafayette Estates, Lafayette Oaks, Lafayette Park, Lake Lafayette,

and other geographical features and landmarks named for the Great Hero of the American Revolution

TOPIC IV (T4) INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …

Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …

(No information found)

TOPIC IV (T4) – LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1765-1783)

They played a key role in the American Revolution (1765-1783)
and during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

Between 1778 and 1783,
44 177 French soldiers and sailors fought aside the “American Insurgents”,
5 040 gave their life for their independence.

Road markers, places, objects…

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The 13 English colonies

(No involvement. The State did not exist in 1765-1783)

Go to the 13 states involved: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.

TOPIC VI (T6) – LAFAYETTE VISIT (August 4 to December 22, 1784)

Road markers, places, objects…

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The United States 1783-1803

(No visit. The State did not exist in 1784)

In 1784, Lafayette visited all the 13 States of America except Georgia, where he enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome.

Go to the States visited: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North today Maine), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia).

TOPIC V (T5) – LAFAYETTE’S FAREWELL TOUR (1824-1825)

Road markers, places, objects…

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The United States in 1825

(No visit. The State did not exist in 1824-1825)

Go to the 24 States visited : Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine (ex-Massachusetts / North part), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Plus Washington D.C.

 

 

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