Fayette County Post 105 History
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. The Legion is a community-service organization of nearly 3 million members, men and women, in over 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. Fayette County Post 105 was chartered on September 20, 1927 by 19 World War I veterans. The Post members have a long history serving in all major conflicts and supporting all the communities within Fayette County and the State of Georgia. The Post has been meeting at the Log Cabin, 180 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville, Georgia since 1936. The Log Cabin is near the intersection of Georgia highways 85 and 54 - across the street from the Fayette County Administration Complex.
The Log Cabin was started in 1935 and completed in 1936 as a Works Project Administration (WPA) project. The WPA was a President Franklin D. Roosevelt "New Deal" program started during the Great Depression of 1929-1940 to provide jobs for unemployed workers. Our Log Cabin is more than a historical building; it has been utilized by local citizens for a multitude of different functions over the years. Therefore maintaining the building benefits the local community.