The Marquis de Lafayette had been invited by Congress to return to the United States in recognition of his status as the last surviving general of the American Revolution. Lafayette accepted and returned in 1824. After sojourning a while in Washington, D.C., he commenced his southern tour. Everywhere he traveled thousands of people greeted him and tried to show him how much the American people loved. This article describes his visit to Fayetteville, the first city named in his honor.