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Fayetteville is located in eastern Fayette County roughly halfway between Austin and Houston. Texas State Highway 159 passes through the center of town, leading northeast 12 miles (19 km) to Industry and northwest, then southwest a total of 16 miles to La Grange, the county seat. Houston is 85 miles to the east via secondary highways and Interstate 10, while Austin is 80 miles to the northwest via highways 159 and 71.





Fayette County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (FCOEM) provides for the safety of Fayette County residents through emergency preparedness, response and recovery. FCOEM serves as the coordinating point for disaster preparedness, mitigation, as well as response and recovery capabilities for Fayette County, in cooperation with the County’s various municipal governments, Emergency Medical Services, ten (10) Volunteer Fire Departments and nonprofit and volunteer first response organizations.

Fayette County uses Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Regional Notification System to notify residents about specific emergencies. To receive the notification system’s messages by phone, email and text, cell phone users should register at WarnCentralTexas.org. If you have a landline, you are automatically registered. Countywide major emergency information is posted at https://www.co.fayette.tx.us/ or https://fayettecountyems.org/, and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FayetteTx,  www.facebook.com/Fayette-County-Sheriffs-Office-Texas-Sheriff-Keith-Korenek-102937705536588 and www.facebook.com/FayetteCountyEMS/. These agencies do not monitor social media post 24/7.

If you require emergency assistance, call 911. Do not post emergency requests or send emergency messages to County social media accounts.

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