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Haralson County was named for Hugh A Haralson (1805-1854), who was a US Congressman and state senator. Haralson County was created from parts of Carroll and Polk Counties in 1856.
The Dahlonega gold vein runs through this region,
so gold mining was the first economy in Haralson County. Once the mines ran out the residents farmed chiefly cotton, and harvested lumber from the large stands in the area. There were mineral springs and the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s started a tourist boom.
Cities and towns in the area were Tallapoosa, Bremen, Buchanan (county seat), Budapest, Draketown, Felton and Waco.
1840 stagecoach map provided by Sheila Wingate.
1892 Tallapoosa GA
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(map to the left is from 1864)
Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum-Barton
Our Assistant State Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima
Our Regional Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima
Temporary Haralson County Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima
This page was last updated on -08/05/2019
Thanks to prior County Coordinators, Donald Allen and Elizabeth Robertson, for their hard work