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Fayetteville, North Carolina is the county seat of Cumberland County. In the early 1700s, after violent wars with the Indians in the region, the Colony of North Carolina encouraged the creation of an English settlement on the upper Cape Fear River., which was the only navigable waterway contained within the colony. There were two inland Scottish settlements called Campbellton and Cross Creek. In 1783, the two settlements united and named the new resultant town Fayetteville, in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette. This was the first community to be named in his honor, and in 1825, the Marquis himself visited the city named in his honor. While it was not the official state Capital, Fayetteville served as such. It was the site of the state convention which ratified the United States Constitution in 1789 as well as the site of the General Assembly which chartered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is home to Fort Brag, the largest military installation in the country. It houses the 82nd Airborne Division, the XIII Airborne Corps HQ, and the United States Army Special Operations Command.

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