Early days in nine counties in the central area of Western Georgia -- Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 57 Page Spiral-bound Booklet reprinted from White's Historical Collections of Georgia, and another hard-to find book: Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. This booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the three-color front cover. Past and/or present area communities include: (Some of these are not named in the booklet. *County Seat ) Carroll -- Bowdon, Bowdon Junction, Bremen (part), *Carrollton, Mount Zion, Roopville, Temple, Villa Rica (part), Whitesburg Coweta -- Corinth (part), Grantville, Haralson (part), Moreland, *Newnan, Palmetto (part), Raymond, Sargent, Senoia, Sharpsburg, Turin Fayette -- Brooks, *Fayetteville, Inman, Peachtree City, Tyrone, Woolsey Heard -- Centralhatchee, Corinth (part), Ephesus, *Franklin, Glenn Meriwether -- Alvaton, Gay, *Greenville (Greeneville), Flat Shoals, Haralson (part), Lone Oak, Luthersville, Manchester (part), Sandtown, Stovall, Warm Springs, Woodbury Pike -- Barnesville, Concord, Liberty Hill, Meansville, Milner, Molena, Williamson, *Zebulon Spalding -- Experiment, *Griffin, Orchard Hill, Sunny Side Troup -- Harrisonville, Hogansville, *La Grange, Long Cane, Mountville, Troup Factory, West Point (part) Upson -- Double Bridges, Logtown, Hootensville, The Rock, *Thomaston, Yatesville The excerpt from White's book concerns the development of this area up to its publication date in 1854, while excerpts from the WPA book, offer a nostalgic glimpse from a mid-20th Century vantage point, including historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse topics from the older book are: Early Settlers, Physical Features, Agriculture, Industries, Transportation Systems, 1850 Census Extracts, Instances of Longevity; Early Grand Jurors; Gold and other minerals; Letter from General William McIntosh's two wives upon his death in 1825; Brief bios of Allen Gay, Samuel Parsons, and General David Dickson -- Revolutionary War veterans, the Rev. Dabney Jones -- champion of temperance, Hiram Warner and Edward Young Hill --judges, Thomas Spalding, Hugh Anderson Haralson and George Carey, statesmen, the Rev. John Milner and the Rev. William Moseley; Song about "Captain Garmany's Fight" during the Creek war; Remarkable story of Austin Dabney, a mulatto, wounded at the battle of Kettle Creek; the Synodical Female College (illustrated), La Grange Female College (illustrated), and other educational facilities; The Burnt Village, a tale of the Indian Wars; The Thundering Spring; and other bits of history and trivia. Included from the WPA book is a tour following US 29 from Atlanta to the Alabama border, including stops at the Hettie Jane Dunaway Gardens, Newnan, Hogansville, LaGrange (including the George Heard House, Bellevue -- home of Benjamin H. Hill, LaGrange College, and Callaway Mill Community), Cannonville Demonstration Project, and West Point (including the Griggs House--site of the Battle of West Point); a tour through Zebulon, Silvertown, and Thomastown; a tour through the commercial center of Carrollton, Roopville, Franklin, the Ida Cason Gardens, King's Gap Village, Pine Mountain Rural Community, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Warm Springs Foundation and the Little White House, and the Beginning of the March of Dimes.