Page H6434 - House of Representatives - September 13, 2006
CONGRATULATING HARALSON COUNTY, GEORGIA, ON ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY --
(Mr. GINGREY asked and was given permission to address the House for
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. GINGREY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Haralson County,
Georgia, which this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
One hundred fifty years ago, back in 1856, the Georgia General
Assembly created Haralson County from parts of Carroll and Polk
Counties. Haralson County is forever tied to the statesman of its
founding. The county was named after a distinguished soldier and a
United States Congressman, Hugh Haralson, and the county's seat,
Buchanan, was named several years later after President James Buchanan.
Mr. Speaker, one of the most recognizable sites in the city of
Buchanan is the courthouse, built in 1891, and currently listed on the
National Register of Historic Sites. The courthouse is symbolic of
Haralson County, for as the county has grown and changed over the past
150 years, it has never lost sight of its history and founding.
And though the county's founders might not recognize some of the
recent additions, like the Honda plant, I know they would feel right at
home in the warm communities that populate this county. Mr. Speaker, I
ask that you and all of my colleagues join me in congratulating the
citizens of Bremen, Buchanan, Tallapoosa, Waco, and all of Haralson
County on this historic occasion
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