Lafayette County is named for Marquis de Lafayette, who was a French military hero who aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Created: December 23,1856
Fayetteville 1856 – 1857
New Troy 1857 – 1893
Mayo 1893 – present
County Courthouse – Mayo
Location: 120 West Main Street / Fletcher Avenue
Built: 1908 – 1909
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Edward Columbus Hosford & Company of Atlanta, Georgia
Contractor: Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky
Description: The building faces south and is a two story white colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mayo. The south front has a recessed porch supported by two large columns rising to a header at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large square clock tower with open arched windows and with the clock and small dome above. An addition was added in 1967. the architect was Harry Burns and Associates and the contractor was Tharp Construction Company, Inc. The building was remodeled in 2003. The architect was Clemons Rutherford & Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Peter R Brown Construction.
See: The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..
Old County Courthouse – Mayo
Location: 136 Fletcher Avenue / Bloxham Street
Built: 1893 – 1894
Architect: W T Dees
Description: The building faces west and is a two story white colored wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mayo. The roof is hipped. A two-story veranda was added on three sides after it was moved across the street in 1907 to make way for the present courthouse. The building is an inn called the Chateau.
S – Dixie County
W – Taylor County
Photos taken 2009