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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Lafayette

Tennessee

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
1910
Still Sundown?
Probably

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950 1195 1
1960 1590 2
1970
1980
1990 3641 0
2000 3885 6
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Lafayette, TN is in Macon County, where blacks were run out around 1910. The expulsion of blacks from Lafayette, TN is documented in Harold Blankenship’s History of Macon County, Tennessee (1986). Blacks were run out of the town in the aftermath of the John [a.k.a. Dave] Winston lynching in that city.