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The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. Troup County was created June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826 with 447 square miles acquired by Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826. It was named for George Michael Troup, 1780-1856. He was the governor of Georgia, 1823-1827. He was elected to the U.S. Senate. Later, he was nominated to be president of the United States. The court house burned in November 4, 1936 along with some records.
History of Troup
I've provided an in-depth history of Troup County, Georgia up until 1900.
Troup County Textile Mills
Troup county had many mills within its borders and this section is meant to highlight what we know about the history of each. Some are brief, others more in depth. It all depends on the available sources for each.
Troup County Georgia Land
The land lots were distributed by lottery to the citizens of other older counties, and nearly all of the whole lots were so distributed. The whole lots contained 202½ acres. The undistributed lots and the fractional lots were sold by the state afterwards, some as late as 1850. Some of these original grants were afterwards declared fraudulent by the courts, and the original grant canceled and the lots resold.
Military Records of Troup
These records describe the contribution that Troup County has made to the military establishment, and her country. Included are troop rosters and casualty lists when known.
Troup County, Georgia Genealogy.