Population: 4,185 (2022)
About: Fayette, AL, is in the northwest region of Alabama in Fayette County. The city was originally named LaFayette after Revolutionary War hero Marquis de LaFayette. The name was officially changed in 1821 when Lafayette was incorporated under the name Fayette Court House. The name would continue to change over the years before the city officially became known as Fayette in 1898. Fayette is a region of fertile soil suitable for farmland. Crops such as cotton, corn, and wheat thrive in this area. Additionally, apples and peaches are grown in orchards in the region. Fayette is abundant in natural minerals such as iron and coal. These resources provided steady but dangerous employment. In the 1880s, the railroad was constructed in Fayette County, allowing the City of Fayette to experience further growth and export the crops, minerals, and goods produced locally. After World War I, Fayette established many industrial jobs, such as a lumber company, an oil company, and a cotton mill that would help support the development of the city for the ensuing decades. In 1969, Albert P. Brewer State Junior College opened to provide intro-level college courses to locals. Today, called Bevill State Community College, the college continues to prepare students for major universities by offering transferable courses. In the present, Fayette remains a center of manufacturing, with more than one in five citizens working in this industry. The city also honors arts and culture, with the Fayette Art Museum and Civic Center housing over 3,500 pieces of art, many of which are local pieces. The Fayette County Depot Museum, located in a historic train station, provides a history of both the city and the county and showcases the industrial past of the region.
Fun Fact: Dexter Roberts, a singer and songwriter who has participated in both American Idol and the Voice, was born in Fayette.
Community Website: City of Fayette Website
Community Social Media: City of Fayette Facebook Page
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Meet the Fayette Community Liaison, Brittina Moore
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Brittina “Tina” Moore holds a B.S. degree in Comprehensive Social Sciences and a Masters in Educational Leadership. She is a retired teacher of 26 years. As the co-founder of New Vision Christian Center, Brittina serves as the Education Liaison, Sunday School teacher, and Women’s Ministry Leader. She is also the co-founder of Moore’s Ministries, Inc., and Moore’s Community Outreach Foundation, 501(c)(3). Brittina is also a wife, a mother of two, and a grandmother of two. A native of Cottondale, AL, Brittina grew up with her parents and three younger sisters.