Troup County, Georgia

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Troup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 58,779. The 2007 census estimate showed a population of 63,535.[1] The county seat is LaGrange.[2]

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History

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826.

The county is named for George Troup,[3] thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, U.S. representative, and senator.

The official historian of Troup County is noted author Forrest Clark Johnson, III.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,155 km²), of which 414 square miles (1,072 km²) is land and 32 square miles (83 km²) (7.19%) is water.

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