The state joined the union on November 21, 1789 – State No 12/13

Capital: Raleigh, NC,_North_Carolina


Topics I et II usa-states-map - GC 01-01-2016


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

Fayetteville, NC,_North_Carolina


The monument is a statue of Marquis de La Fayette standing tall with a sword at his side and a scroll of paper in his outstretched hand. The monument stands in Cross Creek Park and is surrounded by a circle of greenery. Dedication Date April 9, 1983.

The town was incorporated in 1783 as Fayetteville in honor of the Marquis de La Fayette. It was the first city to be named in his honor in the United States. Lafayette visited the city on March 4 and 5, 1825, during his grand tour of the United States.


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

Fayetteville, NC,_North_Carolina

La Grange, NC,_North_Carolina

(Town in Lenoir County)

LaGrange, NC,_North_Carolina)

(A historic plantation house  near Harris crossroads in Vance County)


Parks, places, sites …

Raleigh, NC- State Capital,_North_Carolina

Lafayette Road Raleigh, NC

Lafayette Rd. (or Street)

Asheville, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Charlotte, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Clinton, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette St.

Elizabeth City, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Fuquay Varina, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Rd.

Greensboro, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Grifton, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Rd.

Hudson, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Lumberton NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette St.

Rocky Mount, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Salisbury NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette St.

Shelby, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette St.

Wilmington, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette St.

Winston-Salem, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette Ave.

Winterville, NC,_North_Carolina

– Lafayette St.


Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …

(No information found)



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 lives for their independence.

Between 1776 and 1783, France spent 1.3 billion French pounds. A huge debt for the time that drained the Treasure of the Kingdom.

Road markers, places, objects…

13_colonies Am revol

The 13 English colonies

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.

Lafayette as a Major General in the continental army

Marquis de Lafayette as a Major General of Continental Army in 1779.
Portrait by Charles Willson Peale

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


Louis XVI - King of France and Navare

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 French pounds  “livres Tournoises” 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.


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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.

General Lafayette in 1825 by Matthew Harris Jouett
General Lafayette in 1825 by Matthew Harris Jouett

Detailed Timeline

October 1824
(Arriving from Philadelphia PA)
•    October 6 – Wilmington, DE
•    October 12 –District of Columbia.DC
•    October 15 –Arlington House, and Washington, D.C. at night
•    October 17 – Mount Vernon, VA
•    October 18–19 – Petersburg, VA, for visit to Yorktown, VA
•    October 19–22 – Williamsburg, VA
•    October 22 – Norfolk, VA and Portsmouth, VA.
•    October – Richmond, VA
November 1824
•    November 4 –Monticello, VA (former President Thomas Jefferson).
•    November 8 – Charlottesville, VA
December 1824
•    Early December – Washington, D.C.
•    December 15 – Washington, D.C.
•    December 17 – Annapolis, MD (visits Fort Severn).
•    December 24 – Frederick, MD. (« Jug Bridge » crossing the Monocacy River on the National Pike).
January 1825
•    January 1 – Washington, D.C. (Congress)
•    January 19 – Baltimore, MD to Norfolk, VA, and Richmond, VA
•    January 31 – Harrisburg, PA (Perseverance Lodge #21)

February 1825

February 23, 1825 – Lafayette set off on the southern leg of his tour. Because the route from Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC was by carriage over poor roads, the traveling party was obliged to take the sandy « Lower Road » by Suffolk, VA, and Halifax, NC

•    February 25 -Lafayette granted Poulson’s Advertiser an interview.
•    February 26—Lafayette’s first overnight stop in NC was at the Indian Queen Inn in Murfreesboro, NC

Murfreesboro, NC,_North_Carolina

Lafayette Marker  Murfreesboro NC- A-65a.jpg

First night at Indian Queen Inn in Murfreesboro, NC

•    February 27 – In the morning, Lafayette traveled about twenty miles to Northampton Court House (now the town of Jackson) where he met up with the official North Carolina greeting party and stayed at Eagle Tavern in Halifax, NC.

Jackson, NC,_North_Carolina

 Lafayette met up with the official North Carolina greeting party and dine in  Northampton Court House (now the town of Jackson)

Halifax, NC,_North_Carolina


In Halifax, NC Lafayette stayed at Eagle Tavern,_North_Carolina)

•    February 28 – The party traveled through Enfield, NC with a brief stop at the home of Joseph Branch and across the Tar River at the falls  (the falls are at present day Rocky Mount). They spent the night at Col. Allen Rogers’s Tavern at Rogers Crossroads in eastern Wake County. They soon moved on to Raleigh, NC.

Enfield, NC,_North_Carolina

A brief stop at the home of Joseph Branch

Rocky Mount, NC,_North_Carolina

(The party across the Tar River at the « Falls » present day Rocky Mount).

They spent the night at Col. Allen Rogers’s Tavern at Rogers Crossroads in eastern Wake

Lafayette, Rocky Mount NC Feb 28 1825

Lafayette marker  / Donaldson’s Tavern – Feb 28, 1825 – Rocky Mount NC – Battle Park, Civil War

March 1825

•    March 1. Lafayette and his entourage travel from Raleigh, NC to his namesake town Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville, NC,_North_Carolina

Lafayette sign Fayetteville, NC March 4-5, 1825Lafayette Marker in Fayetteville NC

(in front of Cumberland County Courthouse)

•    March 2–3, 1825 – Stays in Raleigh, NC: Lafayette is reunited with Colonel William Polk who fought beside him at the Battle of Brandywine where both were wounded.

Raleigh, NC – State Capital,_North_Carolina

Lafayette is reunited with Colonel William Polk who fought beside him at the Battle of Brandywine where both were wounded.

William Polk, Hosted lafayette 2-3 march 1825 Raleigh. NC 1825Polk hosted Lafayette in his home – March 2, 1825

William Polk hoste lafayette 2 Raleigh NC 1825(Marker located Blount Street at North Street in Raleigh, NC)

•    March 15 -Charleston, South Carolina,
•    March 18 – Beaufort, South Carolina, (John Mark Verdier House)
•    March 19 –Savannah, Georgia.
•    March 21 –Savannah, Georgia. (Johnson Square, memorial General Nathanael Greene)
•    March 23 – Augusta/Georgia (up to the Savannah River by steamboat)
•    March 25 – Warrenton, Georgia (along the Milledgeville Stage Road)
•    March 26 – Sparta, Georgia
•    March 27 – Milledgeville, Georgia (capital of Georgia since 1804). Night at the Gachet house, Lamar County/Georgia.
•    March 29 – Macon/Georgia (visits the Old Creek Indian agency in Crawford County, Georgia)
•    March 30 – Night in a bark-covered log cabin (now in Chattahoochee County)
•    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.
August 1825
•    Late August – Lafayette returns to Mount Vernon/Virginia
September 1825
•    September 6 – Washington, D.C.
•    September 7 – Lafayette leaves Washington and returns to France on the frigate USS Brandywine.