Fayette County

Fayette County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Fayette County was established in 1824 and named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French general and statesman. The county seat is Somerville. Historically, the economy of Fayette County has been on agricultural production. In addition, the entire town of LaGrange, named for Lafayette’s ancestral home, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The county is home to the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area and the Ghost River State National Area. The best known outdoors event of the county is the National Field Trials for bird dogs that has been held annually since 1903 on the historic Ames Plantation. For more information regarding Fayette County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Hester Farm Fayette 1854
Hilltop Farm Fayette 1853
Jones-Rogers Farm Fayette 1881
Mattie W. Fowler Farm Fayette 1843
Old Mill Farm Fayette 1904
Petty Farm Fayette 1836
Pulliam Farm Fayette 1849
R.P. Neville Farm Fayette 1853
Reid Farm Fayette 1826
Spencer Brothers Farm Fayette 1907