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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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    (1783- )
    Formed by the merger of the towns of Cross Creek (founded 1756) and Campbelltown (founded 1762)
    Named for the Marquis de Lafayette
    Seat of Cumberland County
    6th largest city in North Carolina
    Population (2011 estimate): 205,678
    Metro area population: 374,157
    Home of Fort Bragg
    It lost out to Raleigh when the state capital was chosen.
    Over 600 buildings were destroyed in its 'Great Fire.' (1831)
    In the 1960s, its main drag, Hay Street, was dominated by strip clubs and bars catering to Ft. Bragg's soldiers.
    Its temperature reached 110 F, the highest ever recorded in North Carolina (August 21, 1983).
    It was struck by an F3 tornado, destroying 150 homes, during the state's largest tornado outbreak (April 16, 2011).
    Of all the US cities named for Lafayette, it is the only one that he visited (March 4-5, 1825).
    Babe Ruth hit the first home run of his pro baseball career during an exhibition game at Fayetteville Fairgrounds (1914).
    It was named the top job market in the country for recent college grads (2011).
    'Where to Retire' magazine placed it on their list of 'five star' towns.
    It is a three-time winner of the National Civic League's All-American City Award (1985,2001,2011).

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