Walton County, Georgia
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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..

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Neighboring Counties

Barrow County, Georgia (North)

Newton County, Georgia (South)

Morgan County, Georgia (Southeast)

Oconee County, Georgia (East)

Rockdale County, Georgia (West)

Gwinnett County, Georgia (Northwest)

Towns/Cities in Walton County


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

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