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Encyclopedia > LaGrange, Georgia
LaGrange, Georgia, USA
County Troup County
Government
 - Mayor Jeffrey Lukken
Population (2000)
 - City 24,998
 - Density 897.8/km² (2,325.3/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.lagrange-ga.org/

LaGrange is a city in Troup County, Georgia, United States. It is named after the country estate near Paris of the Marquis de La Fayette, who visited the area in 1825. The population was 25,998 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the LaGrange, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area. United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Troup County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Troup County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Lieutenant General & National Guard Commander-in-Chief Lafayette in 1792 at ~35yrs. ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A Micropolis (mini-city) is a demographics term that gained currency in the 1990s to describe growing population centers in the United States that are far removed from a large city, even 100 miles (160 km) or more. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Note: This article title may be easily confused with Sandy Spring Sandy Springs (once known as Hammond) is a newly incorporated city (as of December 1st, 2005) located in Fulton County, Georgia, north of Atlanta and south of Roswell. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...


LaGrange has been the county seat of Troup County since December 16, 1828 and is home to LaGrange College, the oldest private college in the state. Its proximity to West Point Lake, a few miles to the west, makes it a tourist destination for bass fishermen. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... LaGrange College is the oldest private college in Georgia (it was founded in 1831), and is located in LaGrange. ... West Point Lake is a manmade lake formed by the damming of the Chattahoochee River by the US Army Corps of Engineers. ...

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History

The settlement of LaGrange began in the early 19th century soon after the territory was ceded by the Creek Indians and the subsequent establishment of Troup County, Georgia. The City was incorporated in December of 1828. During the American Civil War, LaGrange was defended by a volunteer women's auxiliary group known as the Nancy Harts. After the Confederate defeat in nearby West Point, Georgia, the Federal troops, led by Colonel Oscar LaGrange, marched north to LaGrange, with Confederate prisoners near the front of the column. The Nancy Harts formed and negotiated a surrender. The Creeks are a Native American people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... Troup County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... West Point is a city located in Harris County, Georgia. ...


Although local assets were burned and looted by Union troops, Colonel LaGrange spared the homes of LaGrange, including Bellevue, the home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. This may have been a returned favor. Colonel LaGrange had previously been under Confederate medical care for wounds received and had been cared for by the niece of Senator Hill. After his care, LaGrange was later exchanged for a Union prisoner and returned to duty. This became an opportunity to return the kindness he had been shown. Bellevue is the historic home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill in LaGrange, Georgia, built from 1853-1855. ... Benjamin Harvey Hill (September 14, 1823 – August 19, 1882) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. senator and a Confederate senator from the state of Alabama. ...


To show their gratitude for sparing their homes, one of the Nancy Harts hosted a dinner for Colonel LaGrange, and the Colonel paroled some local prisoners so that they could attend. Many women of the town cooked all night to provide the meal. The next morning the Federal troops marched out taking various men of LaGrange as prisoners of war. They were soon freed when it was learned of Robert E. Lee's previous surrender. // This article is about the Confederate general. ...


LaGrange developed as a railroad center and as an industrial center for the textile industry which was established and grew from the late 19th century and peaked in the mid-twentieth century. The city was fortunate that as the textile industry declined it was replaced with a diverse mixture of new industry which provided strong employment for a number of years until it too began to decline and move out of the country. The construction beginning in 2006 of a Kia Motors assembly plant in Troup County along with its satellite industries is expected to reverse the falling manufacturing trends. Kia Motors Company (hangul: 기아자동차) is a South Korean automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea. ... Troup County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


LaGrange maintained its position as a transportation hub with the completion of Interstates 85 and 185 which pass through the city. This location has benefitted the city development by providing industrial and commercial access for businesses such as Wal-Mart, which opened a Distribution Center several years ago. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


LaGrange is a city also known for having great football. Have developed tons of great football players, at both Troup County High School and LaGrange High School. One Magazine stated that Troup County Parks & Rec. was one of the best young football development programs in America. Troup County Comprehensive High School , originally called Troup High School,[1] is a public college-preparatory and tech-preparatory school in LaGrange, Georgia and a member of the Troup County Board of Education. ... LaGrange High School, located in LaGrange, Georgia, is a public secondary school serving nearly 1350 students in the Troup County school system. ...


High Schools

Troup County Comprehensive High School , originally called Troup High School,[1] is a public college-preparatory and tech-preparatory school in LaGrange, Georgia and a member of the Troup County Board of Education. ... LaGrange High School, located in LaGrange, Georgia, is a public secondary school serving nearly 1350 students in the Troup County school system. ...

Notable residents/natives

  • Award-winning director/producer David Arnold.
  • Actor, Sound Effects Artist, Composer, etc. Fred Newman.
  • Award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter Lee Davis.
  • Professional Golfer Allen Doyle.
  • Famous industrialist and president of Callaway Mills-Bo Callaway. Founder of Callaway Gardens at Pine Mountain,Ga named for his mother Ida Cason Callaway.
  • Ely Callaway-founder of Callaway Golf Company.
  • Professional soccer player Brian West.
  • Professional baseball player Mike Cameron.
  • Professional baseball player David Kelton.
  • Professional baseball player Dernell Stenson (1978 - 2003).
  • Professional baseball player Jimmy Haynes.
  • Professional football player Greg Cater.
  • Professional football player Nate Hill.
  • Professional football player Tony Stargell.
  • Professional football player Marty Carter.
  • Professional football player Quentin McCord.
  • Professional football player Sam Olajubutu.
  • Professional football player Bruce Thornton (football player).
  • Professional football player Walt Harris.
  • Professional football player Tyrone Poole.
  • Former professional football player and current entrepreneur John Johnson.
  • Actor Elijah Kelley.
  • Rapper Bubba Sparxxx.
  • World Finger Jousting Federation President, Julian Gluck, of Finger Jousting fame.
  • R&B, Rock, and Country Music producer/songwriter Chips Moman.
  • Additionally the city claims country singer Razzy Bailey, as evidenced by "Welcome to LaGrange" signs denoting the city's various successes and famous sons.
  • John Long writes about LaGrange radio in his ebook "Puttin' On The Hits" at www.oidar.com.

Fred Newman is a sound effects artist. ... Allen Doyle (born July 26 1948 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American golfer who is a leading player on the Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for senior golfers. ... The Callaway Gardens is a 13,000 acre garden complex located near Pine Mountain, Georgia. ... Callaway Golf Company of Carlsbad, CA is one of the world’s best known brands of premium golf equipment. ... There are a number of noted individuals named Brian West: Brian West (soccer), an American soccer player. ... Michael Terrance Cameron (born January 8, 1973 in LaGrange, Georgia) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres. ... David Wayne Kelton (born December 17, 1979 in Dothan, Alabama) Raised in LaGrange, Georgia. ... Dernell Renuald Stenson (June 17, 1978 - November 5, 2003) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Jimmy Wayne Haynes (b. ... Quentin McCord (born June 26, 1978) is an American football wide receiver having played professionally for the NFLs Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, & Oakland Raiders and collegiately for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. ... Sam Olajubutu (b. ... Bruce Thornton (born on January 31, 1980 in LaGrange, Georgia) is a player in the NFL. He plays the cornerback position. ... Walt Harris (born August 10, 1974 in LaGrange, Georgia) is a currently an American Football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Tyrone Poole, (born February 3, 1972 in La Grange, Georgia, United States), is an American Football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... There are multiple people named John Johnson: John Johnson ( c. ... Elijah Kelley on imdb Elijah Kelley is an actor who is going to play Seaweed J. Stubbs in the 2007 movie version of the 1988 film and Broadway play Hairspray. ... Bubba Sparxxx (born Warren Anderson Mathis on March 6, 1977, in LaGrange, Georgia) is a Southern rapper. ... Lincoln Wayne Chips Moman is an American record producer, guitarist and songwriter, born 1936 in La Grange, Georgia. ... Erastus Michael Razzy Bailey is an American country-western singer-songwriter. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 25,998 people, 10,022 households, and 6,504 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.6/km² (897.8/mi²). There were 11,000 housing units at an average density of 146.7/km² (379.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.5% African American, 49.2% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,022 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.12. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,719, and the median income for a family was $36,438. Males had a median income of $29,082 versus $21,790 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,640. About 18.2% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over. John Ellis Is the current Leader of the local Muslim Chapter. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister cities

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  Results from FactBites:
 
New Georgia Encyclopedia: LaGrange (1339 words)
LaGrange, the seat of Troup County, is located approximately sixty miles southwest of Atlanta in the foothills of the western Piedmont.
LaGrange was named at the suggestion of Colonel Julius Caesar Alford (known as the "War Horse of Troup" in Congress), who in 1825 overheard Lafayette remark on the similarity between the west Georgia countryside and LaGrange, his wife's estate in France.
Antebellum Troup County was the fourth wealthiest in Georgia and fifth-largest slaveholding county.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: LaGrange College (647 words)
LaGrange College evolved from the LaGrange Female Academy, chartered by the Georgia legislature on December 26, 1831.
Although Wesleyan College in Macon (originally Georgia Female College), chartered in 1836, was the first in the state authorized to grant degrees, LaGrange College has the prior date of origin as an educational institution for women.
LaGrange Female Academy opened for instruction in 1832, with Thomas Stanley, a Methodist clergyman, serving as its principal.
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