County was one of the original three counties formed 30 June 1780
from Virginia's Kentucky Territory. Named for the French General
Marquis de LaFayette who served in the Revolutionary War, it is
located in the Inner Bluegrass region of the state. Pioneers arrived in 1774; Jacob Baughman, Hancock Taylor, Simon
Kenton, James Douglas and John Floyd surveyed the area in that year.
William McConnell settled in 1775 and the Bryant family in 1776.
Early stations included Levi Todd's (1779) and William McGee's
(1780). Robert Boggs built here in 1784 and Levi Todd in 1787.
The county seat is
Lexington, which was organized 5 May
1782. It was named years earlier by Captain Robert Patterson, while he
was being guided through the Bluegrass by Simon Kenton. He
reportedly selected the name Lexington upon hearing of the
historic battle that began the American Revolution.
and Fayette County
from Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
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early 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive
Genealogy Database Project. This project was designed as a series of
county-based Web pages designed to help family historians locate local resources
that were linked through a single access point. Jon
Hagee developed, authored and hosted the Fayette County KYGenWeb
site from March 1996 until April 1999. Pam Brinegar then hosted the site until
December 2006. Bill LaBach began hosting the site December 18, 2006 until 2014.
This county is now available for ADOPTION. Please contact the KYGenWeb State
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