Troup County

Troup County Georgia Land Boundaries

THE ACT of the General Assembly of Georgia to organize the territory lately acquired from the Creek Nation was signed by the governor on the 11th day of December, 1826. The territory was that between the Flint (Thronateeska) River and the Chattahoochee River, and extended from the old north line of Early County to the north line of Coweta County. The engineers divided the whole area into sections, which were three land districts or twenty-seven miles from north to south; the sections were numbered from south to north: Section 1. The southernmost, designated as Lee County. Section 2. North of …

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Antioch, Troup County, Georgia History

This former thriving community, wishing to have power to control the sale of whiskey in their vicinity, secured an act of the legislature for the incorporation of the little town on December 30, 1851. The town was located in land lot 30 of the 15th district, and the radius of its circular limits was one-half mile with the store of Pitts and Glass as the center of the circle. The pioneers selected this particular locality on account of the large size of the trees, which indicated to them a great fertility of the soil. The names of the early citizens …

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“Acquisition” of Troup County, Georgia

The State of Georgia was formerly inhabited by two distinct Indian groups, one of which was the Cherokee Nation, mountaineers or uplanders as their name signifies in their own language; the other group was a federation of several tribes, who retained their own tribal names. Among the latter were found the Coosa, Kasita (Cusseta), Kawita (Coweta), Alibamu, Yamasi (Yemassee), Shawano (Shawnee), Seminoles and some other small tribes. This confederation was called by the northern Indians in the Algonquin tongue: “Muscogi,” the English translation of which name came into common use and was adopted by the confederation as their official name …

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Creek War of 1836

The antagonism between the early settlers and the Indians continued to grow and culminated in warfare and pitched battles. In 1836 quite a panic was produced by an uprising of the Indians. The people of LaGrange expected momentarily to be attacked and there was an exodus of citizens towards the eastern part of the county. Rufus Broome, grandfather of Mrs. J. E. Dunson, Jr., gathered all the remaining women and children in the court house, and strongly barricaded it, resolving to protect them or die. Judge Blount C. Ferrell used to tell an amusing story of a stranger in the …

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