Ancestors in Haralson, Meriwether and Troup Counties as settlers were removing into the old Indian lands. From there, they went in Chambers County, Alabama and other surrounding border counties to Georgia. Haralson County was created in 1856 from Carroll and Polk Counties. Early Settlers: Martin Ayers, S. D. Blackman, Dennis Bates, W. J. Crawford, W. H. Chaffee, Vinson Chandler, James Dunn, B. F. Edwards, Walter Foyer, E. F. Garrett, John Humphries, J. C. Jackson, Robert Kilgore, Joseph Little, E. D. E. Pollard, Logan Root, Thomas C. Smith, C. A. Upshaw and Z. T. Williams.
By Jeannette Holland Austin
During the 1880s people came from miles around to the curative waters of a natural lithia water spring. In 1887 Judge Bowden and a group of investors purchased the springs and commenced bottling and selling the water. Hence, the Sweet Water Hotel was built in Lithia Springs, having 500 rooms. The hotel was so popular that
Mark Twain, the Vanderbilts, and several presidents visited the springs.