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The Cities and communities of Walton County, Georgia *

Between, Bold Springs
Campton
Good Hope, Gratis
Jersey
Loganville
Monroe (County Seat),
Pannell
Social Circle
Walnut Grove
Youth

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Walton County, Georgia

Government

Walton County Government site
P.O. Box 585
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: 770-267-1301

Population

1990 - 38,586
2000 - 60,687
2004 - 71,941
2005 - 79,770 (estimate)

Density:
2000 - 184 persons per square mile

Location:

In North central Georgia, between Athens and Atlanta. Nearby counties include Barrow to the north, Oconee to the east. Morgan County is to the southeast and Newton County is to the southwest. A small portion of Rockdale County is also on the southwest. Gwinnett County is on the western side of Walton County.

Climate:

Look up the local weather on this current weather page

The average winter temperature is 41.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 59.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 61.1 degrees F.
(county seat averages)

Other Facts & Figures:

Median household income:
2000 - $46,479

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $19,470
2002 - $24,502

History:

Early settlers began to arrive to this area in the late 1700s and began to farm in the rich lands of what would become Walton county. In 1818, the area of the county was laid out by the Lottery Act and finally organized in 1819. It was named for George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was also a governor of Georgia and a U.S. Senator. In 1820, A small community, Spring Place, was named the county seat. Later it was renamed Monroe for the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe. The area began to grow and expant. A courthouse was completed in 1884. In recent years it has undergone complete restoration.

Seven Georgia governors hail from Walton County: James Boynton, Howell Cobb, Alfred Colquitt, Wilson Lumpkin, Henry McDaniel, Richard Russell, Jr., and Clifford Walker.

Try this history page for the county.

Geography:

Total area: 330 square miles
Total land area: 329 square miles
Total water area: 1 square mile

The county area is 0.26% water

Latitude: 33.47
Longitude: 83.44

Genealogy:

US Gen Web for Walton County
Genealogy Links.net page for Walton County
Cemeteries of Walton County
Kindred Trails page for Walton County
Linkpendium page for Walton County
The Political Graveyard for Walton County

Libraries:

Monroe-Walton County Library
217 W. Spring Street
Monroe GA 30655
Phone: 770-267-4630
Fax: 770-207-6682

O'Kelly Memorial Library
363 Conyers Road
Loganville, GA 30052

W. H. Stanton Memorial Library
1045 W Hightower Trail
Social Circle, GA 30025

Schools:

Walton County Public Schools
200 Double Springs Church Road
Monroe, Georgia 30656
Phone: 770-266-4520

Social Circle City School District
240-B West Hightower Trail
Social Circle, GA 30025
Phone: 770-464-2731

Economy:

Mainstays of the local economy are soybeans, peaches, cattle and poultry.
Manufacturing is rapidly growing in the rural areas between Atlanta and Athens.

Organizations & Groups:

Walton County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 89
132 East Spring Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone: 770.267.6594
Fax: 770.267.0961

Attractions & Other Information:

The Crepe Myrtle Festival is held in Monroe each year.

The Tour of Homes is hosted by both Loganville and Social Circle.

The William Harris Homestead
3636 Georgia Hwy 11
Monroe, GA 30656
Phone: 404-816-2943 or
Phone: 770-267-5844
Step back into the 19th Century for a day

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