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.