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This Day in Georgia History

January 26, 1856

Haralson County Created

Gov. Herschel Johnson signed legislation creating Haralson County as Georgia’s 113rd county. Created from portions of Carroll and Polk counties, the new county was named for Hugh Haralson, a general in the Georgia Militia and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as chairman of the House Committee on Military Affairs during the Mexican War.

To view an image of the Haralson County historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Haralson County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government