Historic Markers Across Georgia

George Michael Troup

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Courthouse in LaGrange, GA
County: Troup
Coordinates: N 33° 2.415    W 085° 1.855
  33.04025566    -85.03092273
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4PZV
George Michael Troup Marker  


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 the east to the Chattahoochee River on the west. East and southern boundaries were reduced on December 24, 1827, to its approximate present size. Governor Troup was buried in Montgomery County, Georgia. He was twice married and father of six children.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Ocfuskee Historical Society, 1980.