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Laurens County Historical Markers

Governor Troup’s Home


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Governor Troup’s Home
  • Location: Ga. 199 .9 mile north of I-16

GOVERNOR TROUP’S HOME

Here lived George Michael Troup, Governor of Georgia 1823-27. Born in 1780 at McIntosh’s Blufvf on the Tombigbee river in a part of Georgia that is now Alabama, he graduated at Princeton, 1797, and was admitted to the bar at Savannah, 1800. He served in the Georgia Legislature 1801-03, U.S. Congress 1807-15, and U.S. Senate 1816-18 and 1829-33.

When the Federal government failed to carry out its agreement to remove the Indians from Georgia, Troujp in 1825 warned the President: “We have exhausted the argument. We stand by our arms”. The Indians were removed.

087-1 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1996