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County Formed June 8, 1825
County Seat LaGrange
Incorporated Cities Hogansville, LaGrange and West Point
Total Area 445.944904 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 58936 to its current population estimate of 69469, the county has experienced a growth change of 10533.

Troup County, was established on the border of Alabama, along with four other counties, by an act of the state legislature in 1825. Georgia governor George Troup, for whom the county was named, signed an act organizing the former Creek Indian lands into counties.

As one of its first official acts, the new Troup County government selected a site for the county seat. They chose a location near the geographic center of the county and named the town after the Chateau de LaGrange, the country estate of the Marquis de Lafayette, a French general and hero of the American Revolution (1775-83). LaGrange was incorporated in December 1828.

Points of Interest

Bellevue - Built circa 1853, this impressive antebellum mansion in Greek-Revival style was the home of U.S. Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. Located near downtown LaGrange, it has been restored and is open to the public

Ancient times come alive at the Explorations in Antiquity Center, an interactive museum of life in biblical lands, through full-scale archaeological reconstructions of real discoveries.

Hills and Dales Estate - This historic estate was the home of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway Sr. and his family. The estate features the historic Ferrell Gardens created by Sarah Coleman Ferrell in the early 19th century. Completed in 1916, the Callaway home is an Italian villa designed by noted architects Neel Reid and Hal Hentz. Open for tours year-round.

Higher Education

LaGrange College and the West Georgia Technical College

Chamber of Commerce
Additional County Info
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State of Georgia

Mountville Settlement in Troup County

Bellevue Historic Site, LaGrange

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