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Thomaston, the county seat of Upson County since 1825, was named for General Jett Thomas, leader of the state militia in 1812 and builder of the state capital in Milledgeville. The Thomaston-Upson Archives, a joint project of the city and county governments and the local historical society, provides historical and genealogical information to users.

The Historic Courthouse Square, located in downtown Thomaston, is home to the Upson County courthouse. This building was built in 1908 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The City of Thomaston hosts the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration held each May. This local event is the nation's oldest and longest running Emancipation celebration and includes keynote speeches, a parade and a candlelight prayer service for the community.

Sprewell Bluff Park, a state park, is located in Thomaston. This park is located on the Flint River and one of Georgia's newest state parks.

Flint River Technical Institute, located in Thomaston, has an enrollment of about 600 students. This two-year technical school is a member of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.

(note: click on county map to view County Snapshots for Upson County.) View County Snapshots for Upson

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