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Walton County History

Walton County was created on December 15, 1818, located east of Atlanta and named after George Walton who also served as Governor of Georgia for a shot term from 1779-1780. As the 43rd county in Georgia, the land was originally held by both the Cherokee and Creek Indians.

With the city of Monroe as itís capital city, Walton County has been the home to, birthplace of or claimed seven Georgia governors. James Boynton, Howell Cobb, Alfred Colquitt, Wilson Lumpkin, Henry McDaniel, Richard Russell, Jr., and Clifford Walker.

Cities and Towns


Bold Springs (unincorporated)
Campton (unincorporated)
Good Hope
Gratis (unincorporated)
Mt. Vernon (unincorporated)
Pannell (unincorporated)
Social Circle
Walnut Grove
Youth (unincorporated)


Online Data

Recent Updates

Bio: LAMAR - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
Bio: COLTON, EDWARDS, GALLAWAY - Transcribed by LA Bauer
1883 Pensioners
List of Schools
Vietnam War Casualties

Bio for BARTON - Transcribed by LA Bauer; Marriage News: CARTER - CAMP

Bios for ARNOLD -Transcribed by LA Bauer

Walnut Grove, a village  Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Walton County Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz

Town Histories: Social Circle, a town  Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Ruskin, a town  Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz

List of Deaths 1919 to 1923
News Articles

2 Negroes Lynched in Walton County by the Same Mob.
One Taken from Train at Social Circle and other from Jail
Fiendish Assault in Walton County Unconscious Woman is Found Half Buried in Mud of Pasture
Lynching in Walton Reported at Athens. Matter Kept Quiet Three Days-
General Boyd Taken out by Quiet Crowd and is Hanged
Obits for- Col John Silman, Joab Horne, Julia Margaret Gresham, Mrs. Elizabeth Beall, Anna Lanier, Mr. Carter Hill, Mr. Stephen Felker, and Mrs. Sunanah Malcolm,


Surrounding Counties

If you are interested in adopting one of the below counties, please read the Volunteer Page .

Barrow County, Georgia (North) Oconee County, Georgia (East)
Newton County, Georgia (South) Rockdale County, Georgia (West)

Morgan County, Georgia (Southeast)

Gwinnett County, Georgia (Northwest)


Helpful Links


Monroe Walton Co Library

Historical Society of Walton Co.

238 N. Broad St Monroe, GA 30655


Walton Co Vital Records


Walton Co Chamber of Commerce

323 W. Spring St Monroe, GA 30655


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