La Grange is a city located in Fayette County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,478. It is the county seat of Fayette County.
Outside of La Grange was a "Chicken Ranch", a prostitution facility. It was shuttered in the 1970s due largely to the efforts of a Houston television reporter, Marvin Zindler. The town also drew worldwide attention when ZZ Top released its classic rock song "La Grange", which referenced "that home out on the range" (the Chicken Ranch).
La Grange is the setting of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a movie from 1982 about the Chicken Ranch.
Web Sites and Links
Fayette Public Library On the InternetFayette Public Library, La Grange, Texas.
Handbook of Texas Online: Chicken RanchHistory of the famous brothel once located in the community.
La Grange Texas Chamber of CommerceOfficial website of La Grange Texas Area Chamber of Commerce.
La Grange, TXOfficial City of La Grange home page.
Sally MaxwellScratchboard artist. Gallery of her work, schedule, and biography.