Hogansville, Georgia

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Hogansville is a city in Troup County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,774 at the 2000 census. Hogansville holds an annual Hummingbird Festival in October. 2010 will be the 13th year of the festival.

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Geography

Hogansville is located at 33°10′12″N 84°54′33″W / 33.17°N 84.90917°W / 33.17; -84.90917 (33.170022, -84.909146)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.

Brief history

Before the Civil War

The town of Hogansville has a unique beginning in that it arose from the pre-Civil War plantation of one man, William Hogan. Hogansville began because there was a crossroads on Hogan's land of two important routes, the north-south railroad between Atlanta and West Point, and the east-west road to Augusta, now Highway 100. In his grant of right-of-way, Hogan gave an additional 150 feet (46 m) at the crossroad with the stipulation that a depot be built there. His foresight in this grant was the beginning of the town, long before it was incorporated in 1870. This depot was along the rebuilt, and has since been restored.

When Hogan settled the land after the State Land Grant of 1826, he built a log home somewhere near the location of the Mill on South 29. In 1851, he built a 2½ story brick colonial house. The home burned in 1899 and was rebuilt nearby in 1901. Currently Fair Oaks, a private residence at 703 East Main Street, occupies the site. William Hogan died at 57 after having 6 children by his first wife Mary and 15 by his second wife Suzanna. Because of this, his descendants are numerous with many still living in the area. William Hogan is buried in the small family cemetery in front of 705 East Main Street.

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