Upson County

Upson County, Georgia

106 E Lee St Suite 110
Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone: (706) 647-7012
Fax: (706) 647-7030

In west-central GA, west of Macon; organized Dec 15, 1824 from Crawford and Pike counties. Name Origin: For Stephen Upson (1786-1824), attorney, jurist, and GA legislator

Area (sq mi):: 327.64 (land 325.48; water 2.15) Population per square mile: 85.00
Population 2005: 27,679 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 27,597 (White 69.80%; Black or African American 27.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,053; median household $31,201; Population below poverty level: 14.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,114-$19,920
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.80% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In mid-September 2009, one of my clients in Upson County, Georgia received a trail camera photo of a massive buck with more points than could be counted from the broadside picture.
Bill and Susie Tate live and work around the Highlands, North Carolina, area but they spend every possible moment on a 300-acre tract of land in Upson County, Georgia, that they have owned and managed for the last 20 years.
In 1899 a group of businessmen residing in Upson County, Ga., looked around that agricultural community and agreed that it would make a fine locale for a cotton mill.
Born in Upson County, Georgia (February 6, 1832), and attended the University of Georgia but did not graduate with his class (1853); after studying law he opened a practice in Atlanta, and later entered the coal business in northwestern Georgia; at the outbreak of the Civil War he was elected captain of a volunteer company, the Raccoon Roughs, which was later absorbed into the Army of Northern Virginia; as colonel of the 6th Alabama Infantry (April 1862) he fought at Seven Pines (May 31-June 1) and led Rodes' brigade at Malvern Hill (July 1) during the Peninsula Campaign; fought at Antietam (September 17); promoted brigadier general (November), he led his brigade at Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863); led his brigade, part of Gen.