Fayette County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Linda Cordaro
(724) 430-1396
Gina D'Auria, Director
(724) 430-1283

Founded on September 26, 1783, Fayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette. Coal generated growth in mining and mining-related industries to satisfy the needs of steelmakers. When steelmaking began to decline, the county then turned to manufacturing, retail and commercial operations, exporting products through its extensive transportation network. The Connellsville Airport is located halfway between the cities of Uniontown and Connellsville along US Route 119, the major economic development corridor in the region.

Fayette has approximately 794 square miles of land; population 148,644 and is a 4th class county. Historical sites such as Fort Necessity Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic Site; natural attractions such as Ohiopyle State Park, Laurel Caverns and the Youghiogheny River, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob are major tourist attractions.

Fayette County

Cumberland County Facts

Population
148,644
Class
46th
Founded
1783
County Seat
Uniontown, PA
Website
www.co.fayette.pa.us
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