Fayette County, Pennsylvania

county in Pennsylvania, United States

Fayette County is a county of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Fayette County is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, near Maryland and West Virginia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 128,804.[1] Its county seat is Uniontown.[2] The county was created on September 26, 1783 and named after the Marquis de Lafayette.[3]

Fayette County
Fayette County Courthouse
Fayette County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Fayette County
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°55′N 79°39′W / 39.92°N 79.65°W / 39.92; -79.65
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
FoundedSeptember 26, 1783
Named forMarquis de Lafayette
Largest cityUniontown
 • Total798 sq mi (2,070 km2)
 • Land790 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Water8.0 sq mi (21 km2)  1.0%
 • Total128,804
 • Density163/sq mi (63/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district14th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Fayette County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124.