Troup County, Georgia
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Troup County History

Troup Map
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]

Troup County Courthouse
Troup County Courthouse, Early 1900's
Built in 1904 and burned in 1936
Postcard courtesy of Gary Doster

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

County Seat: LaGrange 



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1856 LaGrange Female College Yearbook
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Death Certificates 1919-27

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