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Houston County, Georgia
May 15, 1821 Houstoun County created
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Houston County, Georgia
March 31, 1961 F3 tornado strikes Dooly County, killing 1 and injuring 14. More than 2.5 million dollars in damage. Tornadoes also strike Schley, Houstoun, Pulaski, Bleckley, Laurens, Worth and Tattnall counties.
  Tattnall County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Houston County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Dooly County, Georgia
  Bleckly County, Georgia
  Worth County, Georgia
  Pulaski County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
February 4, 2004 After 2 days of trying to seat an impartial jury in the Lynn Turner case, Cobb County Superior Court Judge Jim Bodiford orders a change of venue.
  Houston County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
  Cobb County, Georgia
April 26, 2004 Lynn Turner's trial resumes in Perry, Georgia (Houston County).
  Houston County, Georgia
  Lynn Turner
May 14, 2004 After hearing evidence that included the antifreeze poisoning of boyfriend Randy Thompson, Houston County jurors convict Lynn Turner of killing husband Glenn Turner.
  Lynn Turner
  Houston County, Georgia

Name derivation: Named in honor of John Houstoun, governor of Georgia and Patriot during the American Revolution. Houstoun was a key player in the early formation of the Radical movement, later serving as governor
Taken from:
Counties created from:
Cities: Centerville, Perry (county seat), and Warner Robbins

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Houstoun County, Georgia
Houston County, Georgia, links
map of Houstoun County, Georgia

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