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Haralson County

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Incorporated Date: 
January 26, 1856
Population: 
28,979
Total Area: 
282.2 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 489
Buchanan, GA 30113
Phone Number: 
(770) 646-2002
Fax Number: 
(770) 646-2035
Email Address: 

Haralson County, drawn in 1856 from Carroll and Polk counties, sits on the Alabama border. Like many other county founders throughout the state, Haralson's founders sought a name to commemorate a military man, General Hugh A. Haralson of the Georgia Militia, a member of Congress and chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs during the Mexican War. The act authorizing the county entrusted judges of the inferior court with locating a site for public buildings. They chose the site of the present county seat and named it for President James Buchanan, the last Democrat to hold that office before the Civil War.