Lafayette County is named for Marie Joseph Paul Lafayette, who was a French general who fought in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1757 to 1834.
Created: October 15, 1827
Lewisville 1827 – present
County Courthouse – Lewisville
Location: 1 Courthouse Square / 3rd Street
Built: 1940 – 1942
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Clippard & Vaught
Contractor: Works Project Administration
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The east and west sections project from the main building and are lower in height.. On the second story are vertical windows.The roof line is flat. The interior features marble wainscoting and wood door moldings. The building is a Works Project Administration project.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by Frank W Gibb and constructed to J W Detwiler in 1890. The construction of the present courthouse used local trades and labor.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Lafayette County Courthouse
County Administration – Lewisville
Location: 110 East 4th Street / Maple Street
Built: 1974 – 1975
Architect: Weaver & Hiegel Associates
Contractor: Pierce Builders, Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick structure. The roof line is flat.
E – Columbia County
W – Miller County
Photos taken 2010