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Read more...Did you know? July 29, 2011

Archives | 07/29/2011



Every family who had lived in Georgia for three years could register for a chance to draw land, for free, in the Lottery of 1827?

Some lots were not 202.5 acres because the surveyors ran into the river or into another team where there was not sufficient land for a full lot and these were called fractional lots and not given away but sold by the State later?


Read more...Did you know? July 13, 2011

Archives | 07/15/2011



William McIntosh, Jr. and 49 other Creek Chiefs of the Lower Creeks (Indians in Georgia) signed the Treaty that sold West Georgia to the United States in 1825?

The Upper Creeks (Indians in Alabama) whose land was not involved in the sale, blamed McIntosh for spearheading the sale and murdered him in his home shortly afterwards, yet themselves negotiated a second… Read More >>

Read more...Hollywood comes to LaGrange

Archives | 07/06/2011



Read more...Perfect Timing

Archives | 07/06/2011

A few months ago we carried an SUV loaded with old, original Troup County records to the State Archives for microfilming.  Ultimately, they will be available on line to researchers.  We had no sooner gone and brought them back when a researcher from Texas came to spend the week looking in original records.  Since he was here, he did not want to wait for them to go… Read More >>

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