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LaGrange, Georgia

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Our Genealogical Helper for LaGrange ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about LaGrange (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for LaGrange. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of LaGrange ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around LaGrange.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of LaGrange. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of LaGrange and those printed in the larger area surrounding LaGrange.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of LaGrange.

Cemeteries Near LaGrange ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of LaGrange.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for LaGrange covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shadowlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Restlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tatum Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Linebarker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Traylor Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rakestraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shilolt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCalls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Langford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Herndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Louise Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hamby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thrash Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bright Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Needmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that LaGrange had a population of 3,090 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, LaGrange had a population of 30,472 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from LaGrange, with the one closest to LaGrange listed first.

Whitfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from LaGrange
 - Whitfield had railroad service and no post office
Vernon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vernon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from LaGrange
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Long Cane   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from LaGrange
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
Gabbettville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from LaGrange
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Troup Factory - Historic   [Map]
 - While Troup Factory was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from LaGrange
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Troup Factory had a post office and no railroad service
Mountville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from LaGrange
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Mountville had a post office and railroad service
Crowder - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crowder was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from LaGrange
 - Crowder had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from LaGrange
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around LaGrange. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring LaGrange in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

LaGrange is located in Troup County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Troup County: Chambers (AL), Randolph (AL), Coweta, Harris, Heard & Meriwether.

Below are the counties that are near LaGrange. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to LaGrange:

Troup     (The home county for LaGrange)
      West Lake Village   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Asta Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mountville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brays Lakeview   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Abbottsford   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pioneer Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hogansville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roopville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Whitesburg   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smith City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moreland   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      East Newnan   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newnan   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sargent   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Haralson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turin   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jade Lake Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Senoia   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peachtree City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tinsley Mill Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tyrone   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chattahoochee Hills   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Palmetto   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Mountain   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cataula   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waverly Hall   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellerslie   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centralhatchee   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Roosterville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ephesus   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lone Oak   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Harris City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Luthersville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gay   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Woodbury   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fortson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Midland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bibb City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      City Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Upatoi   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Molena   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hilltop   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Zebulon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talbotton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Box Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Barker Spring   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunset Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hannahs Mill   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chambers (AL)
      Evansville (AL)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McCosh Mill (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Standing Rock (AL)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lanett (AL)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Plant City (AL)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fredonia (AL)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eady City (AL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huguley (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Five Points (AL)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cusseta (AL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      LaFayette (AL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Clay (AL)
      Motley (AL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cragford (AL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cleburne (AL)
      Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lee (AL)
      Salem (AL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Opelika (AL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith's Station (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smiths (AL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Bottle (AL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prince Crossroads (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waverly (AL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Auburn (AL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beauregard (AL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Randolph (AL)
      Rock Mills (AL)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Roanoke (AL)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodland (AL)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wadley (AL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wedowee (AL)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graham (AL)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Almond (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newell (AL)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad (AL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Russell (AL)
      Ladonia (AL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phenix City (AL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crawford (AL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tallapoosa (AL)
      Frog Eye (AL)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Daviston (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Hill (AL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughters (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to LaGrange, see our County-by-County Page for LaGrange.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to LaGrange:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Troup County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Troup County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Troup County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Georgia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for LaGrange ...

While our initial data for LaGrange came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of LaGrange in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about LaGrange.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for LaGrange:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
1830 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of LaGrange
We have found LaGrange in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for LaGrange for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for LaGrange.
      See our Misc Page for LaGrange for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Troup County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for LaGrange:

The official website for Troup County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in LaGrange. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- LaGrange) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for LaGrange. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaGrange

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaGrange. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0332, Longitude: -85.0349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for LaGrange have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about LaGrange, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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