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LaGrange became the county seat of Troup County on December 16, 1828. LaGrange is named in honor of General Marquis de LaFayette's estate in France. LaFayette, a French soldier and statesman, earned recognition due to his service to the United States during the American Revolution.

The courthouse in Troup County was constructed in 1939 and is in the process of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Points of interest in LaGrange include the LaFayette Fountain, a replica of the LaFayette statue in LePuy, France that stands on the courthouse square. A National Historic Landmark of note is Bellevue, the Benjamin Harvey Hill House, built from 1853-1855. It is a significant example of the "domesticated temple" form of the Greek Revival style.

Other tourist attractions in LaGrange include the Callaway Memorial Tower, built in 1929 to honor Fuller E. Callaway, Sr., a textile magnate of the area.

Events taking place in LaGrange throughout the year include the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG), Celebrate the Chattahoochee, the Affair on the Square, and the annual Independence Day parade, held in historic downtown.

LaGrange is home to the oldest independent college in Georgia. LaGrange College, formerly known as the LaGrange Female Academy, was founded in 1831. The college did not become coeducational until 1953. Also, West Georgia Technical Institute, a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia, is located in the city.

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