Tallapoosa /tæləˈpuːsə/ is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,789 at the 2000 census.
Location in Haralson County and the state of Georgia
Tallapoosa, incorporated in 1860, is located in Haralson County, in northwest Georgia, about 80 kilometers (50 mi) west of Atlanta, just north of Interstate 20 and east of the Alabama state line. Its geographic coördinates are (33.7437, -85.2879).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19 km2), of which, 7.4 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.40%) is water.
The Scientific American of May 31, 1890, featured a glowing cover story on Tallapoosa, with many illustrations.
Tallapoosa is home to recreational and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.
The Tallapoosa Historical Society keeps the unique multiregional history of the city alive through publications, fairs, performances and meetings.
The following are listed by the city:."
Foxwoods - Wedding and Social venue
Old Academy Grounds - Historic home great for weddings and social events.
Tally Mountain Golf Course - Serene rolling hills golf course featuring 18 holes with a lake and clubhouse. Pool is open in the summer.
West Georgia Museum of Tallapoosa - An authentic museum created by local residents that includes re-creations of Tallapoosa's businesses and many artifacts from the Indian Era.
Historic District Walking Tour - View the beauty of yesterday's architecture on this in-city pedestrian trail that begins behind the Tallapoosa library.
Helton Howland Memorial Park - Picnic Pavilion that is free to rent, multiple picnic tables, horseshoes, authentic military vehicles and equipment on display. Beach not suitable for swimming.
Veteran's Memorial and Medal of Honor Park - Site includes the Wall of Tears, the Medal of Honor Fountain and the League-Lowe Memorial.
Bud Jones Taxidermy and Wildlife Museum - Visit with wildlife from North America and Africa featuring deer, bird, and fossil collections as well as a mounted elephant head.
Big Oak RV - RV Park with a total of 51 RV-full hook-ups, 46 pull thru hook-ups, 4 tent sites, and 5 back-up sites available.
Tally Valley Park, Inc. - This park has a total 40 RV-full hook-ups and 20 pull thru hook-ups. Other amenities include: a bathhouse, LP Gas, dump dumpster, office concession, picnic sites, pool, volleyball court, horseshoes, and gold panning.
Tallapoosa is mentioned in Johnny Cash's song "I've Been Everywhere". It comes right after Santa Fe and before Glen Rock about halfway through the song. It is also the setting for the Ray Stevens song "Vacation Bible School," which appears on the "I Have Returned" Album.
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Tallapoosa hosts an annual New Years celebration referred to as the Possum Drop