Chimney Cleaning Services for LaGrange Georgia includes:
- Chimney Cleanings
- Chimney Inspections
- Chimney Installations
- Chimney Lining
- Waterproofing and leak repair
- Chimney Caps
- Dryer Vent Cleanings
- Gas log install
- Gas log Service
- Wood and Gas Stove installation
- Wood and Gas Fireplace installation
LaGrange is a city and the county seat of Troup County, Georgia, United States. The population of the city was estimated to be 30,452 in 2013 by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the principal city of the LaGrange, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in theAtlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area.
LaGrange is home to LaGrange College, the oldest private college in the state. Its proximity to West Point Lake, a few miles to the west, makes it a tourist destination for bass fishermen and water sports enthusiasts.
LaGrange is named after the country estate near Paris of the wife of the Marquis de La Fayette, who visited Georgia in 1825 and remarked on the similar topography of that regio of Georgia and his estate.
The settlement of LaGrange began in the early 19th century, soon after the territory was ceded by the Creek Indians and the subsequent establishment of Troup County. The city was incorporated in December 1828. During the American Civil War, LaGrange was defended by a volunteer women’s auxiliary group known as the Nancy Harts or Nancy Hart Rifles, after Nancy Hart. After the Confederate defeat in nearbyWest Point, Georgia, the Union troops, led by Colonel Oscar La Grange, marched north to LaGrange, with Confederate prisoners near the front of the column. The Nancy Harts assembled and negotiated a surrender.
Although local assets were burned and looted by Union troops, Colonel La Grange spared the private homes of LaGrange, including Bellevue, the home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. This may have been a returned favor. Col. La Grange had previously been under Confederate medical care for wounds received and had been attended by the niece of Senator Hill. Afterward, La Grange was exchanged for a Confederate prisoner and returned to battle duty. This was an opportunity to return the kindness he was given.
To show their gratitude for sparing their homes, one of the Nancy Harts hosted a dinner for Col. La Grange, and he paroled some local prisoners so they could attend. Many women of the town cooked all night to provide the meal. The next morning the Federal troops marched out, taking various men of the town as prisoners of war. They were soon released, though, when it was learned that General Lee had surrendered.
LaGrange developed as a railroad center and as an industrial center for the textile industry which was established and grew from the late 19th century, peaking in the mid-20th century. The city was fortunate that as the textile industry declined, it was replaced with a diverse mixture of new industry, which provided steady local employment for a number of years.
The city maintained its position as a transportation hub with the completion of Interstates 85 and 185, which pass through LaGrange. This location has benefited the city’s development, by providing industrial and commercial access for businesses, such as a Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of carpet tile, was founded in LaGrange in 1973 and continues to have its largest manufacturing presence there. LaGrange is also the North American headquarters for Caterpillar’s forestry division. Just south of LaGrange in neighboring West Point, also in Troup County, KIA Motors has their only US assembly plant, and many of KIA’s suppliers are located in LaGrange.