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Historical Markers in Troup County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Troup County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Troup County, GA (39) Coweta County, GA (26) Harris County, GA (29) Heard County, GA (5) Meriwether County, GA (18) Chambers County, AL (22) Randolph County, AL (14)  TroupCounty(39) Troup County (39)  CowetaCounty(26) Coweta County (26)  HarrisCounty(29) Harris County (29)  HeardCounty(5) Heard County (5)  MeriwetherCounty(18) Meriwether County (18)  ChambersCountyAlabama(22) Chambers County (22)  RandolphCounty(14) Randolph County (14)
LaGrange is the county seat for Troup County
Adjacent to Troup County, Georgia
      Coweta County (26)  
      Harris County (29)  
      Heard County (5)  
      Meriwether County (18)  
      Chambers County, Alabama (22)  
      Randolph County, Alabama (14)  
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1 Georgia, Troup County, Hogansville — 141-1 — The Attempted Assassination of Isaiah H. LoftonGeorgia Civil Rights Trail
On September 15, 1897, Isaiah H. Lofton, Hogansville's black postmaster, was the victim of an attempted assassination after leaving the city's post office located here in the black business district, locally known as “Cross Town." The appointment of . . . Map (db m185903) HM
2 Georgia, Troup County, Hogansville — William Hogan Plantation
William Hogan, born January 20, 1804, established a plantation in the 1830s encompassing much of the present town of Hogansville. When he gave the right-of-way to the railroad in 1849, he stipulated that a depot be built where the railroad crossed . . . Map (db m22307) HM
3 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Gilbert du Motier Marquis de LaFayetteSoldier • Diplomat • Visionary • Champion of Liberty
"The welfare of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she will become the respectable and safe asylum of virtue, integrity, tolerance, equality, and a peaceful liberty." -Marquis de Lafayette . . . Map (db m235576) HM
4 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-8 — Bellevue>>>------>
Bellevue, home of United States Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-1882), was built in 1854-55 and typifies the Greek Revival architecture popular in the Old South. Jefferson Davis and other Confederate celebrities were frequent guests here. At the . . . Map (db m36996) HM
5 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-9 — Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill>>>------>
Benjamin Harvey Hill, one of the first to proclaim the New South industrial rather than agricultural, was born at Hillsborough, Jasper County, Sept. 14, 1823. Reared on a farm at Long Lane, Troup County, graduated with first honors at the . . . Map (db m37158) HM
6 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-12 — Confederate Dead
About 300 Confederate soldiers are buried here, most of whom died of wounds or disease in the several Confederate hospitals located in LaGrange. Most of these men served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee and participated in many bloody . . . Map (db m10499) HM
7 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-15 — Dr. Ulrich Bonnell PhillipsNoted Georgia Historian
Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, historian, author, and teacher, was born Nov. 4, 1877, in or near LaGrange. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Columbia University, earning his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1902. His Ph.D. dissertation, . . . Map (db m22159) HM
8 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — East Depot High School
East Depot High School, constructed in 1923, began in 1866 as LaGrange Academy. East Depot provided education for African-Americans in LaGrange. The school produced many outstanding alumni with careers in education, business, law, medicine, . . . Map (db m36481) HM
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9 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-4 — Famous Indian Path<------->
The Oakfuskee Trail, main branch of the noted Upper Creek Trading Path from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Central Alabama, passed this site, running east and west. Beginning at present Augusta, the route led this way via Warrenton, . . . Map (db m36173) HM
10 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — First flag flown at this site
The first flag flown at this site was presented to the city of LaGrange by the youth of our community participating in the "Sweet Land of Liberty" - a 4th of July Parade for Youth, Inc.", Annette Boyd, Founder, July 4, 1989.Map (db m235577) HM
11 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr.
Born in LaGrange July 15, 1870, Fuller E. Callaway was a textile manufacturer, merchant, and philanthropist. In 1888, he established his first business on LaFayette Square just west of this point. Organizing and operating textile mills, banks, . . . Map (db m14696) HM
12 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — George Michael Troup
George Michael Troup was born September 8, 1780 and died April 26, 1856. During Troup's tenure as Governor of Georgia (1823-1827), Troup County was created on December 16, 1826. Boundaries of original Troup County extended from the Flint River on . . . Map (db m11684) HM
13 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Horace King   1807-1885
Born a slave, Horace King became a master builder who constructed covered bridges over every large river between western Georgia and eastern Mississippi. King gained his freedom in 1846 through the Alabama legislature with the aid of his master, . . . Map (db m103136) HM
14 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Horace King Bridge Builder
Born a slave September 8, 1807, Horace King became a noted builder of covered bridges and public buildings. His talents developed under the instruction of his master and friend, John Godwin. In 1846, Godwin secured King’s freedom through the Alabama . . . Map (db m22254) HM
15 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Lafayette
Born at the Château de Chavaniac Auvergne, France, on September 6, 1757, Gilbert Motter De Lafayette became at age 19 a Major General on Georgia Washington's staff. He Played a vital role in the defeat of General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, . . . Map (db m70849) HM
16 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-6 — LaGrange College – 1831
LaGrange College is the oldest non-tax supported institution of higher education in Georgia. It was chartered in 1831 as LaGrange Female Academy. The charter has been changed three times as the trustees altered the name to LaGrange Female Institute . . . Map (db m37013) HM
17 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-7 — LaGrange College – 1831
LaGrange College is the oldest non-tax supported institution of higher education in Georgia. It was chartered in 1831 as LaGrange Female Academy. The charter has been changed three times as the trustees altered the name to LaGrange Female Institute . . . Map (db m37015) HM
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18 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial ViolenceCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of black people were the victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between 1877 and 1950. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism intended to . . . Map (db m103140) HM
19 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Mulberry Street CemeteriesLaGrange, Georgia
The Mulberry Street cemetery complex served the people of LaGrange and the South between 1863 and at least the 1930s. The oldest section is the Stonewall Jackson Confederate Cemetery where soldiers from all thirteen Southern states are buried. The . . . Map (db m103142) HM
20 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-5 — Noted Indian Trail>>>------>
The road running east towards Big Spring is a remnant of the Oakfuskee Trail, main branch of the noted Upper Creek Trading Path from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Central Alabama. Beginning at present Augusta, Georgia the route . . . Map (db m36169) HM
21 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Salem Road Bridge
The Troup County Commission Contracted with Austin Brothers Bridge Company of Atlanta to build the steel bridge pictured above over Flat Shoals Creek in 1929,The Bridge was Replaced in 2015.Map (db m193047) HM
22 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-11 — The Burnt Village Reported missing
The Muscogee Indian village of Ocfusknena was 1,000 yards from here. Nearby shoals in the river formed an ancient crossing for traders and travelers going west of the Chattahoochee. On Sept. 27, 1793, a group of Georgians, seeking to destroy the . . . Map (db m50919) HM
23 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — The Milstead Bell
"A thing of ageless beauty weighing 1000 pounds with a beautiful voice, sweet and clear, that could be heard for miles around the community." Written by Frank Smith for the February 6, 1950 issue of the Callaway Beacon, this narrative . . . Map (db m233693) HM
24 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — 141-13 — The Nancy Harts
In 1863, a company of women soldiers was formed in LaGrange by Mrs. J. Brown Morgan. They called themselves the “Nancy Harts” in honor of Georgia’s Revolutionary War heroine. Organized to defend LaGrange in the absence of its men, the . . . Map (db m36376) HM
25 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Troup County Reported permanently removed
The Georgia State Legislature established Troup County and four other counties in West Georgia in 1826. After choosing a location near the geographic center of the county, local leaders named the new county seat after Chateau de Lagrange the French . . . Map (db m235578) HM
26 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Troup County Academy
The first school in Troup County opened in LaGrange in 1828, just months after the county’s organization. Located just east of this spot, Troup Academy shared the lot with Hill View Cemetery. The county owned the building while a Board of Trustees . . . Map (db m35951) HM
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27 Georgia, Troup County, LaGrange — Troup Factory
Troup Factory, first cotton mill in Troup County, Georgia, was established in 1846 on Flat Shoals Creek by Robertson, Leslie & Co., of Meriwether County. Water powered carding, spinning and weaving, in a massive four-storied mill, produced famed . . . Map (db m11682) HM
28 Georgia, Troup County, Mountville — Mountville Community
(side 1) The "City on the Hill" was formed on a trail cut by pioneers, from land drawn in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery. Daniel Davis' Stores, founded 1832, served as a stop on the Montgomery & Griffin Stage Coach line. Many historic homes . . . Map (db m194498) HM
29 Georgia, Troup County, Mountville — Mountville Methodist
(front) The Mountville United Methodist Church was organized in 1828. In its earliest years it was called Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was organized under the leadership of the Reverend John Hunter, a Methodist . . . Map (db m193040) HM
30 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — "Daughters of the Confederacy"
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31 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — 141-1 — Battle of West PointApril 16, 1865
800 yds. Northwest is the site of Fort Tyler ~ last Confederate fort to fall in the War Between the States. A force of Union cavalry captured Fort Tyler after an 8 hour siege. 19 Confederate engines and 340 [CS] railroad cars loaded with . . . Map (db m36930) HM
32 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — Civil Rights Marker Honoring Henry "Peg" Gilbert
Henry "Peg" Gilbert was a beloved deacon at Union Springs Baptist Church and a loving husband and father of four daughters. He owned 112 acres of land in Troup County and was a community advocate. Gilbert, 42 years old , was arrested without . . . Map (db m194500) HM
33 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — Fort TylerThe Battle of West Point — April 16, 1865 —
Dedicated to the memory of Brig. Gen. Robert C. Tyler Reconstructed 1996-1997 Fort Tyler Association, Inc. Dedicated April 18, 1998Map (db m101144) HM
34 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — 141-2 — Fort Tyler<------<<<<
125 yards northwest, at crest of hill, stood Fort Tyler - last Confederate fort to fall in War Between the States. Fort Tyler was of earthwork construction 35 yds. square surrounded by ditch 12 feet wide, 10 feet deep and enclosed by wooden abatis. . . . Map (db m37086) HM
35 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — 141-3 — Fort Tyler Cemetery>>>------>
One hundred feet east in brick walled enclosure are buried 76 brave men, Confederate and Federal, Killed or died of wounds in the siege of Fort Tyler. This engagement occurred April 16,1865, a whole week after the surrender of General Lee [CS] . . . Map (db m36765) HM
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36 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — 141-14 — Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A.
Colonel of the 15th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (June 1861). Brigadier General (February 1864), he fought with gallantry in the Battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Hoover’s Gap, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. In these . . . Map (db m36764) HM
37 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — More Enduring Than Marble
East Face of Monument: More enduring than marble shall be the memory of the Confederate patriot in whose life fidelity to principle found loftiest expression. West Face of Monument: A tribute of love from the women of . . . Map (db m59030) HM
38 Georgia, Troup County, West Point — Tenth Street School
Constructed in 1931, Tenth Street School provided an education for African-Americans in all grades. Over the years, graduates distinguished themselves in education, law, medicine, religion, government, and military. In 1956, a new school was built . . . Map (db m23119) HM
39 Georgia, Troup County, Whitesville — Jones Crossroads
Troup and Harris County residents first settled at the crossroads of the LaGrange-Whitesville-Columbus Stagecoach route and the West Point to King's Gap Road in the late 1820's. Named for local landowner, Christopher Columbus Jones (1831-1904 and . . . Map (db m14391) HM
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Dec. 7, 2023