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LaFayette is a small city located in Walker County in the northwest corner of Georgia. The population was 6,702 as of the 2000 census. LaFayette is considered part of the Chattanooga, Tennessee metropolitan area. The community is called the "Queen City of the Highlands," nestled in the mountains of northwest Georgia, about two hours from Atlanta and only 30 miles from Chattanooga. It's a city rich in history, beginning with the Cherokee Indians who first occupied the land before being forced to leave on the Tail of Tears. A monument marks the site of Fort Cumming in LaFayette, which was one of the camps of the Cherokees. Attractions in LaFayette include Chattooga Academy, built in 1836, it is one of Georgia's oldest remaining brick school buildings. The building was used as General Braxton Bragg's headquarters in September 1863. It is said that he sat under an oak tree in front of the school as he planned his attack on Union forces at Chickamauga. Marsh House, an antebellum plantation, is located next to Chattooga Academy. LaFayette is home to Queen City Lake, a reservoir that is open for fishing, boating and other activities. LaFayette Golf Course is situated on the south side of the city and is a par 72 course that features bent grass greens and hybrid Bermuda grass fairways. Other nearby attractions include Rock City Gardens, Pigeon Mountain and Chattahoochee National Forest.

Surrounding areas: Cloudland, Georgia (17.8 mi), Lookout Mountain, Georgia (19.3 mi), Calhoun, Georgia (23.4 mi), Rome, Georgia (31.7 mi), Carters Lake, Georgia (36.5 mi)

LaFayette Vacation Rentals

LaFayette Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Morgan Motel204 S Main StLa Fayette, GA (706) 638-7275
Morgan Motel304 South Main StLafayette, GA (706) 638-7275
Days Inn Lafayette2209 N Main StLafayetta, GA2.6 mi.(706) 639-9362
Holiday Inn Dalton515 Holiday DrDalton, GA16.3 mi.(706) 278-0500
Jameson Inn422 Holiday DrDalton, GA16.3 mi.(800) 526-3766
Ramada Inn & Suites795 Holiday DrDalton, GA16.3 mi.(706) 217-6200
Marriott Courtyard411 Holiday DrDalton, GA16.4 mi.(706) 275-7215
Wingate Inn309 Holiday AveDalton, GA16.4 mi.(706) 272-9099
Hampton Inn Dalton1000 Market StDalton, GA16.5 mi.(706) 226-4333
Travelodge911 Market StDalton, GA16.5 mi.(706) 235-0804
Comfort Inn177 Industrial BlvdRinggold, GA16.7 mi.(706) 935-4000
Quality Inn-Dalton875 College DrDalton, GA16.8 mi.(706) 278-0500
Howard Johnson2208 Chattanooga RdDalton, GA16.9 mi.(706) 226-4545
Motel 6 Dalton2200 Chattanooga RdDalton, GA16.9 mi.(706) 278-5522
Days Inn95 Killian AveTrenton, GA17.4 mi.(706) 657-2550
Best Western Battlefield Inn1715 Lafayette RdFT Oglethorpe, GA17.6 mi.(706) 866-0222
Super 82044 Lafayette RdFort Oglethorpe, GA17.6 mi.(706) 861-1744
Holiday Inn Express38 Vining CirRinggold, GA17.6 mi.(706) 965-6500
Hometown Inn22 Gtwy Bussiness DrRinggold, GA17.6 mi.(706) 937-7070
Best Western Inn Dalton2106 Chattanooga RdDalton, GA18.0 mi.(706) 226-5022
Country Hearth Inn2007 Chattanooga RdDalton, GA18.1 mi.(888) 294-6498
Comfort Inn & Suites905 Westbridge RdDalton, GA18.3 mi.(706) 259-2583
Country Inn & Suites903 Westbridge RdDalton, GA18.3 mi.(706) 278-9700
Super 82107 Chattanooga RoaDalton, GA18.3 mi.(706) 226-9579
Ramada Limited6650 Ringgold RdChattanooga, TN20.1 mi.(423) 894-1860
Comfort Inn Conference Center6710 Ringgold RdChattanooga, TN20.2 mi.(423) 893-7979
Holiday Inn Southeast6700 Ringgold RdChattanooga, TN20.2 mi.(423) 892-8100
Fairfield Inn And Suites - Chattanooga South/East Ridge1453 Mack Smith RdEast Ridge, TN20.2 mi.(423) 499-4080
Super 8 Motel1410 Mack Smith RdEast Ridge, TN20.2 mi.(423) 267-9701
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1441 N Smith RdChattanooga, TN20.3 mi.(423) 308-0111
King's Lodge Motel2400 Westside DrChattanooga, TN21.4 mi.(423) 698-8944
Quality Inn Chattanooga5505 Brainerd RdChattanooga, TN21.4 mi.(423) 894-3035
Econo Lodge1438 US 41 NCalhoun, GA21.7 mi.(706) 625-5421
Quality Inn2000 E 23RD StChattanooga, TN21.7 mi.(423) 622-8353
In Town Suites-Chattanooga Airport5730 Lee HwyChattanooga, TN22.1 mi.(423) 893-0777
Baymont Inn & Suites-chattanooga3540 Cummings HwyChattanooga, TN22.3 mi.(423) 821-1090
Best Western Royal Inn3644 Cummings HwyChattanooga, TN22.3 mi.(423) 821-6840
Country Inn & Suites3725 Modern Industries PkwyChattanooga, TN22.3 mi.(423) 825-6100
Hampton Inn3641 Cummings HwyChattanooga, TN22.3 mi.(423) 821-5500
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3710 Modern Industries PkwyChattanooga, TN22.3 mi.(423) 424-0125
Bed & Breakfast
Stonefort Manor LLC120 E 10th StChattanooga, TN23.6 mi.(423) 267-7866

LaFayette Weather & Climate

The northwestern corner of Georgia has a mountainous climate with mild to warm summers and cold winters. The warmest month of the year is July, but summer temperatures tend to be in the 70s and 80s. The coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 29.9 degrees F. Temperature variations between night and day are moderate in both winter and summer, with an average difference of 20 degrees. F. Annual precipitation in northwestern Georgia is 48.93 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with March being the wettest month. Snowfall occurs most winters in the mountains, and increases in frequency and amounts the farther north you go in Georgia.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 28°F 5.93 in. -
February 53°F 30°F 5.28 in. -
March 62°F 37°F 6.62 in. -
April 70°F 43°F 4.48 in. -
May 77°F 52°F 4.57 in. -
June 84°F 61°F 4.48 in. -
July 88°F 65°F 4.63 in. -
August 87°F 64°F 3.62 in. -
September 81°F 58°F 4.78 in. -
October 71°F 45°F 3.37 in. -
November 61°F 37°F 5.20 in. -
December 51°F 30°F 5.36 in. -

LaFayette Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Lovell Field (CHA) located about 23 miles north of LaFayette in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located approximately 25 miles south of LaFayette in Rome, Georgia, Albertville Municipal Thomas J Brumlik Field (8A0) located roughly 64 miles west of LaFayette in Albertville, Alabama, and finally the Gadsden Municipal airport (GAD) located around 68 miles southwest of LaFayette in Gadsden, Alabama.

LaFayette Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA19.2 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA66.7 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA71.9 mi.
Southern AdventuresHuntsvilleAL74.1 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA83.5 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA88.7 mi.
Water Parks
White Water ParkMariettaGA66.7 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA80.0 mi.
Aquatic CenterDecaturAL97.0 mi.
Golf Courses
High Point Golf CourseChickamaugaGA11.4 mi.
Chattooga Golf ClubTrionGA11.5 mi.
Tunnel Hill Golf ClubTunnel HillGA16.6 mi.
Air Castle Golf CourseTrentonGA16.8 mi.
Big Sandy Golf & Country ClubTrentonGA16.8 mi.
Windstone Golf & Country ClubRinggoldGA17.5 mi.
Saddle Rock Golf CourseMentoneAL19.8 mi.
Greene County Country ClubUnion PointGA20.9 mi.
Brainerd Golf CourseChattanoogaTN21.9 mi.
Brown Acres Golf CourseChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Concord Golf ClubChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Eagle Bluff Golf ClubChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Eastgate Golf CenterChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Hickory Valley Golf ClubChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Moccasin Bend Golf ClubChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Quarry Golf CourseChattanoogaTN23.2 mi.
Calhoun Elks Golf CourseCalhounGA23.6 mi.
Fields Ferry Golf ClubCalhounGA23.6 mi.
Nob North Golf CourseCohuttaGA25.3 mi.
Hidden Valley Golf CourseBryantAL25.6 mi.
Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State ParkHarrisonTN29.3 mi.
Indian Trace Golf CourseChatsworthGA29.3 mi.
Spring Lakes Golf ClubChatsworthGA29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC113.4 mi.
State Parks
Cloudland Canyon State ParkGA11.3 mi. 
Cloudland Canyon State ParkGA14.6 mi. 
James H 'Sloppy' Floyd State ParkGA18.6 mi. 
James H Floyd State ParkGA19.2 mi. 
De Soto State ParkAL23.9 mi. 
Booker T Washington State ParkTN28.0 mi. 
Harrison Bay State ParkTN33.4 mi. 
Fort Mountain State ParkGA33.8 mi. 
National Knife MuseumChattanoogaTN23.6 mi.(Technology)
Tennessee Valley Railroad MuseumChattanoogaTN23.6 mi.(Technology)
Chattanooga Regional History MuseumChattanoogaTN23.6 mi.(History)
Martha Berry MuseumRomeGA31.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN23.6 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN23.6 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA83.5 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN115.8 mi.

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