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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 >>

Read more...Our Careers in the Movie Location Business

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 >>

Read more...Did you know?

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 >>

Read more...A Case of Mistaken Identity

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 >>

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