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County History: On Feb. 12, 1825, a group of Creek Indians led by William McIntosh signed the Treaty of Indian Springs, in which they ceded all of their remaining lands in present-day Georgia. Subsequently, in an act of June 9, 1825 the General Assembly provided that the land ceded by the treaty be divided into five numbered sections, surveyed into districts and land lots, and distributed by land lottery. On Dec. 14, 1826, the legislature redesignated the five land sections as the counties of Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll and provided for their organization

Despite the fact that the five counties were not named until Dec. 14, 1826, the date their respective boundaries were established -- June 9, 1825 -- is generally accepted as the date of their creation. Because the five counties were provided for in the same act, their order of creation is based on the order they were mentioned in the act -- Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll. Thus, Lee was Georgia's 61st county, while Troup was 63rd. Troup County was named for George M. Troup, who was governor of Georgia at the time of the county's creation.

On Dec. 14, 1827, the legislature formed Meriwether County from the eastern half of Troup County and Harris County from portions of southern Troup County.

[Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government]

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1904 LaGrange Female College Yearbook
1856 LaGrange Female College Yearbook
1883 Pensioners
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Neighboring Counties

Coweta County, Georgia - northeast

Heard County, Georgia - east

Harris County, Georgia - southeast

Meriwether County, Georgia - southwest

Chambers, Alabama - west

Towns/Cities in Troup County

Cannonville -- Gabbettville -- Louise -- Trimble -- Harrisonville -- Hogansville -- Wares Crossroads --
Mountville -- West Point

County Seat: LaGrange 

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