Our Fayette Saddle Bag is named for Fayette County. Fayette was one of the original three counties created from the former Kentucky County, Virginia, by the Virginia Act in 1780, along with Jefferson and Lincoln counties becoming the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792.
The county is named for the Marquis de LaFayette, who came to America to join the rebelling English colonies in the American Revolutionary War. Countless cities, towns streets, parks and counties also honor the French aristocrat who left his country at age 19 to enlist with George Washington.
Fighting for the democratic ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, Lafayette became an American general and hero. At Lafayette's funeral in Paris, soil from Bunker Hill was dropped on the coffin.
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