Troup Ward
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1853 Detail of Troup Ward


Troup Ward was laid out in 1851, as part of the sixth expansion of the city. To fit in the area allocated for it in the City Common (and even incorporating a thin sliver of former Garden Lots along its eastern edge), the width of the ward was reduced, resulting in a narrow Oglethorpe plan formula, complete with a central square, trust lots and tything lots.

Troup Ward and Square are named after George Michael Troup (1780-1856), Governor of Georgia in 1823-1827.

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