Tallapoosa is probably the oldest town in Haralson County. Prior to a Post Office being established there in 1839, it was called by many different names, one of which was Possom Snout.
See The Colonization of Tallapoosa by Carole E. Scott for a very interesting article about the "Yankee Boom Days" of Tallapoosa. (Link used by permission from Carole Scott.)
For some Old Photos of Tallapoosa and other Haralson County Locations, see the Photo Album.