The Battalion, later the 7th Regiment, was prominent in the line of march on the occasion of Lafayette's final passage through New York en route home to France.
Many places in the United States are named Lafayette, Fayette, or Fayetteville in his honor.
In 1958, former U.S. Representative Hamilton Fish III, a World War I veteran, founded the Order of Lafayette.
Portraits of Washington and Lafayette hang to this day in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.
On August 19, 1792, after the Jacobin party seized control of Paris and the National Assembly and ordered Lafayette's arrest, he fled France and was arrested by the Austrian army in Belgium.
Lafayette took a prominent part in the celebration of July 14, 1790, the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.
Lafayette College was chartered in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1826.
Louis XVI's flight to Varennes undermined the position of the constitutional monarchists, especially Lafayette himself who, as Commander of the National Guard, had the responsibility to keep the King secure.
Many U.S. towns and cities are named in his honor (Lafayette, Fayette, Fayetteville).
Three U.S. naval vessels have been named after him, the most recent being the nuclear Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) which served until 1991.