2020 Upson County Government Home Loan Limits
FHA Loan Limit $331,760 (Single family residence) / $424,800 (Duplex) / $513,450 (Triplex) / $638,100 (Fourplex)
USDA Loan Limit $251,862
VA Home Loan Limit $0 down up to $3,000,000 / 2 open VA loans at one time $510,400 *(Call 888-573-4496 for details).
Upson County is based south of Atlanta and nearly halfway between Macon and Columbus on U.S. Highway 80. The county has a population of 27,155 and a total land size of 328 square miles. Upson was created in 1824 and the county seat is Thomaston.
The rural county has two primary roads that lead through its territory. U.S. Highway 19 ventures north and south through the middle of Upson County. It passes Lincoln Park and Thomaston before heading north toward Atlanta. The big city is about 65 miles away from Thomastown. Additionally, U.S. Highway 80 runs along the very southern portion of Upson.
Upson County is adjacent to seven different counties in Georgia. Lamar County, Pike County, Meriwether County, and Monroe County all exist to the north of Upson. Meanwhile, Crawford County, Taylor County, and Talbot County are all adjacent to the southern end.
Thomaston is the biggest community in Upson County with a population of 9,170 based on data collected from the 2010 census. Thomaston serves as the principal town in a micropolitan statistical area which also includes Lincoln Park, Sunset Village, Hannahs Mill, and The Rock. It is also sometimes lumped in with the larger Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville GA combined statistical area.
Thomaston has several routes that take people to surrounding communities either via U.S. Route 19 and State Route 3 (north and south roads), or State Routes 36 and 74, which are largely east and west passages of travel. Upson County supports its own small hospital called Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.
Upson County is considered an industrial area where the manufacturing industry provides the bulk of employment. In fact, Upson reports that over 36 percent of the workforce is employed in manufacturing. The second largest industry in the county is education and health services. Retail drives over 11 percent of the local workforce while a smaller collection of locals work in agriculture, construction, food service, recreation, or transportation.
When it comes time for leisure Upson has a variety of events catered to locals. There is an annual Emancipation Proclamation Celebration held in May. It is actually the oldest and longest running event of its kind in the United States. People also enjoy the outdoors whether it’s at the local Sprewell Bluff Park, The Greatest Generation Recreation Park, or outside the county boundaries at Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge (located to the northeast of Upson).
The County School District manages all the public schools in the county. It currently oversees two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. There is also one Pre-K school and alternative school. Southern Crescent Technical College is also located in the county. Furthermore, the county has gone on to produce some very noteworthy people including Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (professional basketball player), Wayne Cochran (musician), Elia Goode Byington (journalist), Jerry Walker Jr. (Civil Rights Activist), and Olympic gold medalist Martha Pennyman.
The Upson County Courthouse is on the list of National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in 1908, and is one of the more iconic structures within the city limits of Thomaston. The Pettigrew-White-Stamps House is another noteworthy local landmark.
Excellent Properties are Available
FedHome Loan Centers helps people get into their new home quicker.
Upson County Property Search
The Rock, Thomaston, Yatesville
30285, 30286, 31097
Interested in a new property in Upson? Contact FedHome Loan Centers today!
Upson County Condo Search
Earn a list of the most up-to-date condos available in the area by contacting FedHome Loan Centers.
Contact FedHome Loan Centers at 877-432-5626 for more information and to confirm eligibility.