Archives | 06/29/2011
Early one Thursday in May, I was getting ready to go to Atlanta for business related to the Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum when I received an email on my handy Blackberry before 7 a.m. A movie location manager needed help finding a historic home to use in a movie to be filmed in Georgia. Laura Jennings, Director of Tourism for the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, usually handles this kind of request but she had dozens of fishermen and thousands of spectators on… Read More >>
Archives | 06/17/2011
Troup County was created in 1826 on land that the United States bought from the Creek Nation in 1825?
Troup County originally stretched from the Flint River to the Chattahoochee River but the eastern half was cut off to create Meriwether County in 1827?
All the land now in Troup County west of the Chattahoochee River was originally part of Carroll County until 1830?
Troup County is named for George Michael Troup, who was governor of Georgia at the… Read More >>
Archives | 06/09/2011
Last week, we had a lady bring her elderly mother into the Archives. They had heard a family story that the elder woman’s father, whom she did not know very well, had killed a man while serving as a policeman in LaGrange and gone to prison. They knew the approximate year and nothing more. After a good bit of searching, we discovered that all they had exactly correct was the year. We found that the family did indeed live in LaGrange about that time. We… Read More >>
Archives | 05/19/2011
Built by local businessmen in 1888 as an expansion of the LaGrange Seed Oil and Manufacturing Company, LaGrange Mills brought the “first giant Corliss Engine… the first electric dynamo for lighting of the mill [and] a monumental smokestack” to the area. This week of May 1889, LaGrange Mills turned out its first… Read More >>