City of Lafayette History
The City of Lafayette was established in 1843. The Private Acts Charter was adopted in 1945. The Government Body is made up with a Mayor and Six Council Members. The first Mayor was elected in 1945. The Mayor and council members are elected for 4-year terms.
Lafayette is the county seat of Macon County. To view our departments and services, click on the tabs at the top of the home page for additional information.