The History of Meriwether County, Georgia

historic_warmspringsMeriwether County’s history dates back before recorded times when the Indians used its paths for trading routes, the springs as a source of healing and it wilderness as a source of beauty to behold. Many books have been written about our history, culture and opportunities that have been discovered here. We will include highlights here.

Meriwether County’s Original Boundaries

(From an Act of Dec. 24, 1827)

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the original county of Troup as is contained in the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the south east corner of lot number ninety-six, in the third district of Troup, running east to the south east corner of lot number eighty-six, in the third district of Troup, thence a straight line to the south east corner of lot number one hundred and ten, in the second district of Troup, thence east to the south east corner of lot number forty-six, in the first district of Troup, thence a straight line to the north east corner of lot number one hundred and thirty-eight, in first district of Troup, thence north to Flint river, and up said river to the original line between the counties of Coweta and Troup, thence west with said line to the north east corner of lot number five, in the eleventh district of Troup, thence south to the beginning, shall form one other county to be called Meriwether, (in memory of General David Meriwether.)

Source: Ga. Laws 1827, p. 65.

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