The state joined the union on January 2, 1788 – State No 04/13
TOPIC I (T1) – OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN GEORGIA
Statues, Busts, Monuments, Memorials… Historic Parks and Places…
A statue of Lafayette stands atop a fountain in the courthouse square in LaGrange (1975)
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.
La Fayette, GA – a City
Fayetteville, GA – a City
Fayette County, GA
Savannah, GA – Lafayette Square
LaGrange, a City, Troup County, GA
TOPIC III (T3) – STREETS, ROADS, SQUARES…
Parks, places, sites …
Atlanta, GA – State Capital
There are no monuments in Lafayette Square, but a fountain to commemorate in 1983 the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Georgia colony.
Cusseta, GA – Lafayette Rd.
Dallas, GA – Lafayette St.
Eatonton, GA – Lafayette St.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA – Old Lafayette Rd.
Hahira, GA – Lafayette St. or Ave.
Locust Grove, GA – Lafayette St.
Quitman, GA – Lafayette St.
Ringgold, GA – Lafayette St.
Rocky Face GA – Lafayette Rd.
Rossville, GA – Lafayette Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA -¬ Lafayette Ave.
TOPIC IV (T4) – INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …
Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …
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TOPIC VI (T5) – LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE
THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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…
The 13 English colonies or states involved: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.
LAFAYETTE INVOLVEMENT DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
He enlisted as a volunteer without pay alongside the « Insurgents » of the 13 English colonies in America who declared independence unilaterally July 4, 1776
*Lafayette: First military campaign: from June 1777 to January 1779
*Lafayette: Back in France to plead the cause of the “Insurgents”: from February 1779 to March 1780
*Lafayette: Second military campaign: from April 1780 to December 1781
FRANCE INVOLVEMENT DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Louis XVI – King of France and Navarre
1768-1777 – France secretly helps the American Insurgents
1768: Baron de Kalb a Bavarian-born French military, traveled to America on a covert mission (to determine the level of discontent among colonists) on behalf of France.
1775-1776-1777: France secretly sent military supplies. During these three years, France had been sent secretly to the American rebels over five million “livres” of aid.
1778-1782 – France officially and fully aids the American Insurgents
1778 (February) – Franco American Treaty
(Later Spain (in 1779) and Dutch (in 1780) became allies of France)
*1778-1779 – 1st “French Expedition” under Comte d’Estaing
*1780-1781-1782- 2nd “French Expedition” under Comte de Rochambeau
*1781- The French Navy under Comte de Grasse joins the Franco-American ground Forces in Yorktown, VA
TOPIC VI (T6) – LAFAYETTE VISIT (August 4 to December 22, 1784)
Road markers, places, objects…
The United States- 1783-1803
In 1784, Lafayette visited America, where he enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome; he visited all the 13 states except Georgia.
TOPIC VII (T7) – LAFAYETTE’S FAREWELL TOUR (1824-1825)
Road markers, places, objects…
The United States in 1825
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.
(Arriving from Philadelphia PA)
• October 6 – Wilmington/Delaware
• October 12 –District of Columbia.
• October 15 –Arlington House, and Washington/D.C. at night
• October 17 – Mount Vernon/Virginia
• October 18–19 – Petersburg/Virginia, for visit to Yorktown/Virginia
• October 19–22 – Williamsburg/Virginia
• October 22 – Norfolk/Virginia, Portsmouth/Virginia.
• October – Richmond/Virginia,
• November 4 –Monticello/Virginia (former President Thomas Jefferson).
• November 8 – Charlottesville/Virginia
• Early December – Washington/D.C.
• December 15 – Washington/D.C.
• December 17 – Annapolis/Maryland (visits Fort Severn).
• December 24 – Frederick, Maryland. (« Jug Bridge » crossing the Monocacy River on the National Pike).
• January 1 – Washington/D.C. (Congress)
• January 19 – Baltimore to Norfolk and Richmond/Virginia
• January 31 – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Perseverance Lodge #21)
• February 23 -Suffolk/Virginia and Halifax/North Carolina (sandy « Lower Road » from Richmond to Raleigh)
• February 25 -Lafayette granted Poulson’s Advertiser an interview.
• February 26—Murfreesboro/North Carolina (first overnight in NC)
• February 27 – Northampton/NC (now the town of Jackson) and Halifax NC
• February 28 – Enfield/North Carolina (brief stop at home of Joseph Branch and Tar River at the falls (now Rocky Mount). Night at Rogers Crossroads/NC
• March 1. Fayetteville/North Carolina
• March 2–3 – Raleigh, North Carolina
• March 15 -Charleston, South Carolina,
• March 18 – Beaufort, South Carolina, (John Mark Verdier House)
• March 19 –Lafayette arrives in Savannah, GA (Georgia.)
Savannah, GA (Georgia.)
• March 21 – In a ceremony on Johnson Square, Savannah, GA Lafayette lays the cornerstone for a memorial dedicated to Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene.
• March 23 – The party travels up the Savannah River by steamboat and arrives in Augusta, GA
Savannah River, GA
• March 25 – The party travels along the Milledgeville Stage Road to Warrenton, GA
Milledgeville Stage Road, GA
• March 26 – Lafayette continued on to Sparta, GA
• March 27 – Lafayettes arrives in Milledgeville, Georgia (capital of Georgia since 1804)
where he meets with the governor, George Troup in an elaborate reception and feast at the Capitol grounds. Lafayette spends the night at the Gachet house, Lamar County, GA
• March 29 – Lafayette leaves the capital early in the morning and reaches Macon, Georgia by noon.
He then enters Creek Indian territory and visits the Old Creek Indian agency in Crawford County, Georgia.
• March 30 -Still traveling through Creek country, the traveling party spends the night in a bark-covered log cabin in present-day Chattahoochee County GA
Chattahoochee County, GA
• March 31 – Crosses the Chattahoochee River into Alabama and stays in Fort Mitchell. Route west to Montgomery via military escort through Creek territory.
• May 22 –Gallipolis/Ohio (Our House Tavern)
• May 24 – Wheeling/Virginia
• May 25 – Washington/Pennsylvania
• Late July –Baltimore/Maryland, via Port Deposit and Havre de Grace, Maryland. Spends two days in Baltimore.
• Late August – Lafayette returns to Mount Vernon/Virginia
• September 6 – Washington, D.C.
• September 7 – Lafayette leaves Washington and returns to France on the frigate USS Brandywine.