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    Upson County

Established in 1824

From Pike & Monroe to Upson

Upson County is a county located in the state of Georgia in the United States. It was founded on December 15, 1824, and was named after Stephen Upson, a Georgia lawyer and jurist. Upson County was created from parts of Pike and Monroe counties in 1824.

Upson County is located in central Georgia, in the Piedmont region of the state. It covers an area of approximately 328 square miles (850 square kilometers) and is bordered by six other counties: Pike County to the north, Lamar County to the east, Crawford County to the south, Taylor County to the southwest, Talbot County to the west, and Meriwether County to the northwest.

The county's terrain is characterized by rolling hills and forests, with the Flint River running through the eastern part of the county. The land that is now Upson County was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Muscogee Creek people. The area was first explored by Spanish explorers in the early 16th century, followed by English explorers in the late 17th century.


A listing of cemeteries in Upson County along with the index of interments.


Review the records available for our Upson County ancestors.


Upson County residents from yesteryear: known and unknown.

Local Area

County Seat: Thomaston

The county seat of Upson County, Georgia is Thomaston, which was established in 1825, just one year after the creation of Upson County. The town was named after General Jett Thomas, a hero of the War of 1812 who had served in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Thomaston was founded as a small agricultural community, and the early economy was based on farming, particularly the production of cotton. The town grew slowly over the years, but it wasn't until the late 19th century that it began to experience significant growth and development.

Thomaston is also known for its historic downtown district, which features several buildings and landmarks dating back to the 19th century, including the Upson County Courthouse and the historic Ritz Theatre.


Neighboring Counties

The following counties surround Upson County: