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Troup County, Georgia

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  • Almeda Catherine Rogers-Love (1837 - 1921)
    Almeda Catherine Traylor was born 7 Jan 1837 in Troup County, Georgia, the daughter of Tillman Traylor (1796-1880) and Lucy Walker (1808-1877). By 1850 she is shown living in the Western Division, Monr...
  • Wallace Harry Hardy (1943 - 2014)
    Wallace Harry Hardy, 70, of the Durand Community, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at West Georgia Hospice, LaGrange. Funeral services were 4:00 pm, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Chur...
  • Washington Traylor (1800 - 1839)
    GEDCOM Note ===1) census: 1830 Oglethorpe Co. GA p.84 Capt. Roger's dist.(00103-01021-06sl. 14 tot.) 2) appointed administrator of Edward's estate with Tilman Traylor as surety 3) will mentions wife, E...
  • Pvt. Thomas Ellington Dillard, (CSA) (1842 - 1863)
    Private in Georgia Volunteer Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.Killed by an artillery shell to his chest in the taking of Marye's Heights May 3, 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA.Dillard, Thomas E. BATTLE ...
  • Thomas E. L. Howle (1828 - 1864)
    Birth: 1828 Georgia, USA Death: Jul. 28, 1864 Atlanta Fulton County Georgia, USA(Memorial)Pvt. Thomas E.L.Howle, Company A, 1st Alabama Regiment Infantry (Tallapoosa Rifles) (CSA). The Company roster...

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The county was created on June 9, 1826 and was named for George Troup, thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, U.S. representative, and senator.

As with much of the Piedmont, this area was developed in the antebellum era for cotton cultivation after short-staple cotton was made profitable by invention of the cotton gin. By 1860 Troup County was the fourth-wealthiest in Georgia and fifth-largest slaveholding county in the state.

Textile manufacturing was a major part of the economy until the late 20th century, when textile manufacturing moved offshore to areas with cheaper labor. The county has acquired other industry, notably auto parts manufacturers who support the nearby Kia Motors plant. Also in the area are West Point Lake and Callaway Gardens, which attract tourists and visitors as top recreation destinations in the state.

Adjacent Counties

Communities

  • Harrisonville
  • Hogansville
  • LaGrange (County Seat)
  • Long Cane
  • Mountville
  • West Point

Links

Wikipedia

Troup Archives

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

The Burnt Village