Fayette County, Texas facts for kids
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The current Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange was finished in 1891. The Romanesque Revival style building uses four types of native Texas stone to detail the exterior.
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Marquis de la Fayette|
|Largest city||La Grange|
|• Total||960 sq mi (2,500 km2)|
|• Land||950 sq mi (2,500 km2)|
|• Water||9.8 sq mi (25 km2) 1.0%|
|• Density||25.45/sq mi (9.83/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 24,435. Its county seat is La Grange. The county was created in 1837 and organized the next year.
Fayette County was established in 1837 from land given by Bastrop and Colorado counties. It is named for the Marquis de la Fayette, a French nobleman who became an American Revolutionary War hero.
An early resident of Brazoria County and then Fayette County, Joel Walter Robison, fought in the Texas Revolution and served in the Texas House of Representatives.
There are more than a dozen historic properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Fayette County.
Fayette County is the location of the real Chicken Ranch.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 960 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 950 square miles (2,500 km2) is land and 9.8 square miles (25 km2) (1.0%) is water.
- Lee County (north)
- Washington County (northeast)
- Austin County (east)
- Colorado County (southeast)
- Lavaca County (south)
- Gonzales County (southwest)
- Caldwell County (west)
- Bastrop County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||18,038||17,041||73.46%||69.74%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||1,599||1,383||6.51%||5.66%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||69||50||0.28%||0.20%|
|Asian alone (NH)||61||67||0.25%||0.27%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||6||6||0.02%||0.02%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||25||72||0.10%||0.29%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||171||600||0.70%||2.46%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||4,585||5,216||18.67%||21.35%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
The county owns Fayette Regional Air Center, in an unincorporated area west of LaGrange.
- Interstate 10
- U.S. Highway 77
- U.S. Highway 90
- U.S. Highway 290
- State Highway 71
- State Highway 95
- State Highway 159
- State Highway 237
- La Grange (county seat)
- Bridge Valley
- Buckner's Creek
- Burnham's Crossing
- Center Grove
- Elm Grove
- Ford's Prairie
- High Hill
- Indian Creek
- Ingram's Prairie
- Lewis Settlement
- Live Oak Hill
- Manton Spring
- Middle Creek
- Miller's Station
- Mullins Prairie
- Pin Oak
- Pine Springs
- Praha (formerly Mulberry)
- Prairie Valley
- Rabbs Prairie
- Rek Hill
- Rocky Ridge
- Ross Prairie
- St. John
- Swiss Alp
- West Point
- Willow Springs
- Wood's Fort
- Black Jack Springs
- Gay Hill
- Haw Creek
- Fayetteville Independent School District
- Flatonia Independent School District
- Giddings Independent School District
- La Grange Independent School District
- Round Top-Carmine Independent School District
- Schulenburg Independent School District
- Smithville Independent School District
- Weimar Independent School District
Most of Fayette County is assigned to Blinn Junior College District. Austin Community College is the designated community college for portions of Fayette County in Smithville ISD.