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Upson County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 15, 1824
Population: 
27,530
Total Area: 
325.5 sq mi
Contact Information
106 East Lee St., Suite 110
Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone Number: 
(706) 647-7012
Fax Number: 
(706) 647-7030

Upson County came into being in 1824, its lands taken from parts of Pike and Crawford counties. Its name honors Stephen Upson, a lawyer and legislator of renown during the antebellum period. Thomaston, the county seat, is named for General Jett Thomas, leader of the state mili­tia in 1812 and builder of the state capitol at Milledgeville.