LaFayette, Alabama

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LaFayette is the county seat of Chambers County, Alabama, United States, 47 mi northwest of Columbus, Georgia.wikipedia
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Chambers County, Alabama

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LaFayette is the county seat of Chambers County, Alabama, United States, 47 mi northwest of Columbus, Georgia.
Its county seat is Lafayette.

Joe Louis

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LaFayette is the birthplace of heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis.
Born in rural Chambers County, Alabama (in a ramshackle dwelling on Bell Chapel Road, located about a mile off state route 50 and roughly 6 mi from LaFayette), Louis was the seventh of eight children of Munroe Barrow and Lillie (Reese) Barrow.

Hoyt L. Sherman

It is also the hometown of Hoyt L. Sherman, one of artist Roy Lichtenstein's principal art professor/mentors at Ohio State University.
Hoyt Leon Sherman was born in Lafayette, Alabama.

Mississippi Burning

1988 film
Scenes from the movie Mississippi Burning were filmed at the Chambers County Courthouse and in downtown LaFayette.
Parker and Colesberry had difficulty finding a small town for the story setting before choosing LaFayette, Alabama to act as scenes set in the fictional town of Jessup County, Mississippi, with other scenes being shot in a number of locales in Mississippi.

James R. Dowdell

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He attended grammar school in LaFayette, Alabama and secondary school in Auburn, before attending the University of Alabama for two years.

James Thomas Heflin

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He never graduated but independently read law and was admitted to the bar in 1893, practicing law in LaFayette, Alabama.

Jay Jacobs (athletic director)

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Jacobs grew up 20 miles from Auburn in Lafayette, Alabama where he was a lifelong Auburn fan.

Arthur Wergs Mitchell

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Mitchell was born to Taylor Mitchell & Emma (Patterson) in Lafayette, Alabama.

Gertrude Morgan

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Sister Morgan was born Gertrude Williams in Lafayette, Alabama, to mother Frances "Fannie" Williams and father Edward Williams.

Jimmy Stewart (baseball)

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He graduated in 1957 from Lafayette High School in Lafayette, Alabama, where he starred in baseball, basketball and track.

Chambers County Courthouse Square Historic District

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The Chambers County Courthouse Square Historic District comprises the central portion of LaFayette, Alabama, centered on the Chambers County Courthouse.

Columbus, Georgia

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LaFayette is the county seat of Chambers County, Alabama, United States, 47 mi northwest of Columbus, Georgia.

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

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The town was first called "Chambersville", but by the time of incorporation on January 7, 1835, the town name had been changed to "Lafayette", named after the Marquis de Lafayette; its spelling was changed to "LaFayette" due to the influence of newspaper editor Johnson J. Hooper, who created a fictional character called Captain Simon Suggs, a backwoods southerner who pronounced the town's name as "LaFait".

Johnson J. Hooper

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The town was first called "Chambersville", but by the time of incorporation on January 7, 1835, the town name had been changed to "Lafayette", named after the Marquis de Lafayette; its spelling was changed to "LaFayette" due to the influence of newspaper editor Johnson J. Hooper, who created a fictional character called Captain Simon Suggs, a backwoods southerner who pronounced the town's name as "LaFait".