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Fayette County
County seat: Vandalia

Established: February 14, 1821

Origin of the name of the county:

  Named in honor of the Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, the famous French General who fought for the colonies in the Revolutionary War. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1816–1821- Crawford
1819–1821 -
Clark
1817–1821-
Bond
1812–1817 -
Madison
1815–1816 -
Edwards
1790–1812 -
St. Clair
1790–1801 -
Knox, Northwest Territory



 

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Website Updates:
January 2015--Eleven deaths; cemeteries updated; eight births; lots of obituaries; and lots of newspaper stories.



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Fayette County Courthouse
221 South 7th Street
Vandalia, IL 62471 
 County Clerk (618) 283-5000
Circuit Clerk (618) 283-5009
Recorder (618) 283-5000



Fayette County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties 

BOND

EFFINGHAM

CLINTON

CLAY

MARION

MONTGOMERY

 SHELBY




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