West Georgiana History and Culture

Tallapoosa Land Mining and Manufacturing Company

Maps, books, oral histories, and archival materials on the people, history, and culture of the West Georgia region highlight the area’s unique contributions in agriculture, education, music and other aspects. Notable materials include shape note hymnals and minutes of singing conventions, the Benjamin M. Long collection from a local insurance agent who photographed many of Carrollton’s buildings from the 1920s to 1960s, and the oral histories conducted by Myron House.

Above, Prospectus of the Tallapoosa Land, Mining & Man’f’g Company, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., Georgia, 1887. Special Collections is building on its West Georgiana collections with the recent acquisition of the Prospectus of the Tallapoosa Land, Mining & Man’f’g Company. This rare 32-page pamphlet was first published in 1887 to promote Tallapoosa in Haralson County as part of the New South’s investment potential for agriculture, cotton, iron, and other natural resources, as well as the amenities of the South’s cities and towns, including Atlanta and Birmingham.