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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.
Three of them - a ponderosa pine in the Trinity Alps Wilderness of northern California, a grand fir in Redwoods National Park, and a southern red oak in Upson County, Georgia - tip the scales at more than 500 points - an honor shared by only 30 other species.
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.