LaFayette, Alabama, is the county seat of Chambers County and a town steeped in history and cultural significance. Founded in 1832 and initially named Chambersville, the town was renamed LaFayette in honor of the French General Marquis de Lafayette. It has been a hub for agricultural trade, legal proceedings, and even served as a film set for "Mississippi Burning." The town is notable for its contributions to sports, politics, and the arts, being the birthplace of heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis and the hometown of various other notable people, including NFL players and U.S. Representatives. Visitors can enjoy attractions such as the Oaks Farm, which offers a pumpkin patch in the fall and other events.