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Fayette County, Texas

US county information
NameFayette County
SeatLa Grange
Largest cityLa Grange
US Area
Total Area960 sq mi (2486.4 km2)
Land Area950 sq mi (2460.5 km2)
Water Area10 sq mi (25.9 km2)
Population21804 (2000)
Density8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Named forMarquis de la Fayette
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 21,804. Its county seat is La Grange . Fayette is named for the Marquis de la Fayette, a French nobleman who became an American Revolutionary War hero. Fayette County is the location of the real Chicken Ranch, which was the basis of the movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

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