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Formation of Fayette County
The Ohio Legislature passed an act authorizing the organization of Fayette County on February 19, 1810, taking land from parts of Ross and Highland counties. The county was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, a French officer who aided the colonists during the Revolutionary War. The county seat is Washington Court House. The Post Office added "Court House" to distinguish us from the myriad of other communities named in honor of George Washington.
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