Lafayette Essential Info

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Lafayette is a city in Louisiana.

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  1. Lafayette was founded as Vermilionville in 1821, and in 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette.
  2. Since the consolidation of city and parish governments, Lafayette has had a city-parish president as its chief executive, rather than a mayor.
  3. Lafayette is home to the National Guard headquarters of the 256th Infantry Brigade, a military unit of more than 3,000 soldiers, which served in Iraq in the years of 2004-2005.
  4. Lafayette is last Borden's Ice Cream location in the United States
  5. Bryson Bernard, better known by his stage name Cupid, is a R&B singer born and raised in Lafayette.

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