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Lafayette is a small charming town located in the heart of Yamhill County. It is just 35 miles southwest of Portland and 25 miles north of Salem. The city has over 10 acres of parkland and open space, including facilities for youth baseball, and a community center available for public rental. Downtown has many great small businesses and restaurants.

Official City Website:
LAFAYETTE – Google – Lafayette
Location: Highway 99W, approximately 3 miles northeast of McMinnville
FYI: Founded by Joel Perkins and named after his hometown in Indiana. Yamhill County’s first county seat and incorporated city.
Population: About 4,425 (2021)
Established: 1847
Attractions: Lafayette Antique Schoolhouse stores, Yamhill County Historical Museum, Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey, 1860s homes, home of historic suffragette Abigail Scott Duniway; Lafayette Locks, Joel Perkins, Common’s and Terry parks.
Visitor information: 503-864-2451

Photo by M.O. Stevens - Own work, CC BY 3.0,  Page updated 01/10/2024

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