Archives | 11/02/2011
DID YOU KNOW …
1. After LaGrange Militia District, the oldest Militia District in Troup County, the next two were East Vernon, the area west of LaGrange, and Harrisonville, the area north of LaGrange (G. M. D. 656 and 673, respectively)?
2. Pleasant Hill Militia District (G.M.D. 697) in the southeast corner, was the next in Troup County. It was later re-named “Rough Edge,”… Read More >>
Archives | 10/31/2011
INVESTIGATING SLAVERY IN THE CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY
On Tuesday, November 1, Dr. Anthony Carey will speak about his newest book, Sold Down the River: Slavery in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia. Published by the University of Alabama Press, the book is the first in-depth study of the institution as it existed in the Chattahoochee Valley… Read More >>
Archives | 10/27/2011
Legacy Museum on Main, Troup County Archives, LaGrange College, and LaGrange Symphony Orchestra recently collaborated on a special series of events to remember and honor Horace King and his remarkable family. Horace King is best known as the “Prince of Bridge Builders,”… Read More >>
Archives | 10/12/2011
Did you know...
1. In 1830, the first census taken after West Georgia opened for settlement, Troup County had the largest population of any, with 5,799 people?
2. Only two other West Georgia counties, Harris County (created partially out of Troup County land) and Coweta County barely had over 5,000 people?
3. All Georgia counties were subdivided… Read More >>