Introduction to LaGrange, Georgia
The present day city of LaGrange was first settled in by Europeans in the early 19th century. Prior to that, the area was occupied by the Creek Indians. It was incorporated as a city in December of 1828, and became the county seat of Troup County. The city was named after the country estate of the Marquis de La Fayette. The development of the city of LaGrange as a railroad center as well as an industrial center peaked in the mid-20th century.
LaGrange and nearby Attractions
- West Point Lake
- Sunny Point Recreation Area
- Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum
- Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
- Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
- Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
Things To Do In LaGrange
During you stay in LaGrange, you can spend your leisure hours at the Callaway Park, Granger Park, Sunny Point Recreation Area, Broad Street Historic District, Pepperell Park and Ogletree Park. The Callaway Stadium and La Grange Waterworks are also popular entertainment spots. You can enjoy fishing, boating and other water sports on the West Point Lake. The Lees Crossing Shopping Center and the West Georgia Commons Shopping Center offer quality shopping facilities.
Columbus Metropolitan is the nearest airport. Atlanta International is also less than an hour away.
LaGrange Higher Education
Lagrange College and West Georgia Technical College are the local institutes of higher education..