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 Rockdale County, Georgia   
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Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Rockdale County, Georgia.

This County is available for adoption.
Our goal at Genealogy Trails is to help you track your ancestors through time and place by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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Rockdale County was created on October 18, 1870, by act of the Georgia General Assembly and received its name from Rockdale Baptist Church (est. 1846), which was named after the granite strata that rests under the county's red clay top soil. A bill introduced by John F. Hardin and John Harris carved Rockdale out of the northern portion of Newton County; parts of Rockdale County also came from neighboring Henry, Walton, Gwinnett, and DeKalb counties. Conyers, Rockdale's only incorporated town and urban center, became the county seat.

Prior to Rockdale becoming a county, the land had been inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee; the boundary between the two native nations, the Hightower Trail, ran directly through area.

The county seat is Conyers, Georgia


Cities and towns

Conyers -- Ebenezer (unincorporated) -- Honey Creek (unincorporated)
Lakeview Estates (unincorporated) -- Magnet (unincorporated) --
Milstead (unincorporated) -- Pleasant Hill (unincorporated)
Princeton (unincorporated) -- Salem (unincorporated) -- Smyrna (unincorporated)
Union Grove (unincorporated) -- Zingara (unincorporated) --
Oak Hill (unincorporated)



Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles

History

Marriages

Military

Newspaper Data

Obituaries

School Data

Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
Biographies
1883 Pensioners


Adjacent Counties
Gwinnett County, Georgia - north
Newton County, Georgia - east
Walton County, Georgia - east
Henry County, Georgia - south
DeKalb County, Georgia - west


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