Fayette County

Fayette County, Georgia

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Fayette County, a close-knit community in the northwestern part of Georgia, is just 15 miles south of Atlanta. One of the smallest counties in the state, Fayette is home to more than 107,000 residents, who can enjoy a wide range of transportation options. Interstates 75, 285 and 85 and State Highways 54, 74, 85, 92, 279 and 314 all pass through the county for practical access to and from outlying cities. Fayetteville, the county seat, is a key feature of the area with a shining assortment of independent shops, businesses, restaurants and the Old Fayette County Courthouse, which is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Peachtree City, the most successful pre-planned city in the Southeast, adds to the local appeal. Educational opportunities abound with nearly 30 schools in the communities of Brooks, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone and Woolsey. Entertainment in the county includes a wealth of recreational activities and events, including golf among Fayette's six golf courses and a lively St. Patty's Day festival in Tyrone.

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Brooks has a population of about 600 people, although the post office serves a much large area; and it is primarily a residential area known for its friendly people, active churches, wholesome and casual outdoor lifestyle and pastoral wide open spaces.


Known for its high quality of life, historic charm and great medical facilities, Fayetteville has been recognized as one of the best towns in the state for young families, according to NerdWallet, as well as one of the best suburbs for retirement, according to Forbes.

Peachtree City

Located just a few minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Peachtree City’s family-friendly neighborhoods are home to everyone from Delta pilots to frequent business travelers who enjoy a small-town feel near a global hub.


Serving about 7,000 residents now, Tyrone was established in 1911 and the city, reportedly by people who helped build the railroad there in 1907, chose that name because it reminded the Scottish and Irish immigrants of the area around Country Tyrone in Ireland.


Originally ruled by Creek Indians, Woolsey was incorporated in 1893 and named after a prominent doctor who served in the Confederate before being injured. It is the smallest town in Fayette and about 200 people live there.

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