This city on the Texas Pioneer Trail was formed by families of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300 settlers. The precinct house and jail was built by Fayette County residents to avoid trips to the county courthouse in La Grange. Its Seth Thomas tower clock chimes on the hour and half-hour. Music has long been an important part of life here. The tradition continues with the Fayetteville Chamber Music Festival in May, the Lickskillet Days Festival in October and Texas Pickin' Park on the second Saturday of the month. Bed-and-breakfasts and guest cottages are available.