Troup County

Troup County, Georgia

PO Box 866
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: (706) 883-1740
Fax: (706) 883-1724

On central western border of GA, north of Columbus; original county; organized Dec 11, 1826 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For George Michael Troup (1780-1856), U.S. senator from GA (1816-18; 1829-33) and governor (1823-27)

Area (sq mi):: 445.96 (land 413.90; water 32.06) Population per square mile: 149.80
Population 2005: 62,015 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 58,779 (White 65.10%; Black or African American 31.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,626; median household $35,469; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,070-$25,318
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • LaGrange County seat (26,955)

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    In yet another case, a ( newborn's body was found inside a cooler on the side of a road in Troup County, Georgia.
    Jindal Films Americas (JFA), a manufacturer of specialty biaxially oriented polypropylene films (BOPP), is relocating its US Research and Development (R&D) Center and its national headquarters to its LaGrange facility in Troup County, Georgia.
    Bellfair Walk Preserve in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Lake Summerfield located in Senoia, Coweta County, Maple Ridge in Columbus, Muscogee County, and Ashley Woods, located in LaGrange, Troup County are now open for pre-phase buyers.
    Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of Kia Motors America, said, 'To have such a rapid and complete recovery would not have been possible without the strong support received from the State of Georgia, Troup County, Harris County, the City of West Point, the Hyundai Motor Group, suppliers and our team members.
    Troup Factory, the first cotton mill in Troup County, and the second such plant in Georgia, was established in 1846 on Flat Shoal's Creek.
    Approximately 2,500 jobs will be created in Troup County and the surrounding areas.
    "We're excited about this opportunity to expand international investment here in LaGrange and Troup County," said Bobby Carmichael, chairman of the Development Authority of LaGrange.
    Long Museum, Troup County Archives, and the Thomas County Historical Society, not to mention a host of individual contributors.
    The dedication included a brief tour of the plant, more speeches and a parade led by the Troup County High School band, followed by construction workers in hard hats under the banners of their companies-- Batson Cook, Masonry Arts, Industrial Metal Works, and the like.