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Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Monday, August 1, 2011 is Murray County in Georgia.

"Murray County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 36,506. The 2007 Census Estimate showed a population of 40,664. The county seat is Chatsworth.

"It is part of the Dalton, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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"In December, 1832 the Georgia General Assembly designated the extreme northwestern corner of the state as Murray County. Formerly part of Cherokee County, the area was named for a distinguished Georgia statesman from Lincoln County, Mr. Thomas W. Murray, a former speaker of the Georgia House. Within a short time the legislature found the county was too large to administer properly as the population grew, for the county then included what is now Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon and parts of Bartow and Chatooga Counties, so further division became necessary. Within two decades, Murray County came to be 342 square miles (886 km) of land with Spring Place as its county seat until the railroad was built through Chatsworth, and made Chtsworth more accessible, the county seat was moved to Chatsworth."

Source: Murray County, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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