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Welcome to the Genealogy Trails website
for Troup County, Georgia.
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help you track your ancestors through time and place by transcribing
genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free
use of all researchers.
This is a continuation of our
original Illinois Genealogy Trails History and Genealogy Project and
we are excited about this opportunity to expand into other states.
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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
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
Carl Vinson Institute of Government]
Courthouse, Early 1900's
Built in 1904 and burned in
Postcard courtesy of Gary Doster
Towns Cannonville --
Gabbettville -- Louise -- Trimble -- Harrisonville -- Hogansville --
Wares Crossroads --
Mountville -- West Point
County Seat: LaGrange