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Haralson County Board of Commissioners

Haralson County Board of Commissioners




Located in Northwest Georgia, Haralson County is the state’s 113th county. Named after U.S. congressman and state legislator, Hugh A. Haralson, the county was created in 1856 from parts of Carroll and Polk counties and covers 282 square miles. It can be found on the border with Alabama.

Haralson County offers residents and visitors quality of life in a rural setting, yet close to major interstates and airports with four incorporated towns, a major hospital, local technical college, two public school systems and public safety protection.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,780 people, 10,757 households, and 7,820 families living in the county. The population density was 102.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 12,287 housing units at an average density of 43.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 92.8 percent white, 4.7 percent black or African American, 0.5 percent Asian, 0.2 percent American Indian, 0.4 percent from other races, and 1.4 percent from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1 percent of the population. In terms of ancestry, 37.1 percent were American, 14.1 percent were Irish.

Trains connecting some of Georgia’s historic towns were once the lifeblood of the northwest region of the state, delivering commerce and goods. The railroad arrived in the 1880s, bringing Northerners seeking the “healing waters” at the Lithia Springs Hotel while others came to mine gold or work on the trains. The population of the county went from 400 to about 3,000, with about 20 different nationalities and more than 50 thriving businesses. Some 150 years later the trains are still bringing life to towns like Bremen and Tallapoosa in Haralson County, along with an exclusive group of tourists, called railfans, who gather to see locomotives.

You can enjoy the day riding through the countryside stopping by a local farm to purchase home grown products or visit a local art gallery. There are also a number of other unique places to visit in Haralson County. Tour a local museum or veteran’s park or spend the evening at our well-known music hall. Don’t forget to shop our local businesses and enjoy a home cooked meal at one of our restaurants.

Haralson County is the perfect place to live, work, and play.

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