Did you know?

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 time the county was established, but who never visited here?

In 1826, State surveyors laid out the land bought in 1825 into lots of 202.5 acres so they could be numbered and given away in a lottery in 1827 to encourage immediate settlement of the new area?