Walton County, Georgia

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Walton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2009, the population was 87,311. [1] The county seat is Monroe.[2]

This county is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area).

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History

Walton County was created on December 15, 1818. It is named for George Walton, one of the three men from Georgia who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. The other two were Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall.

Walton County is located about 50 miles east of Fulton County. Monroe is the County Seat with other major towns being Loganville, Social Circle, Jersey, Between, Good Hope and Walnut Grove.

Walton County has been home to, birthplace of, or claimed seven Georgia governors: James Boynton, Howell Cobb, Alfred Colquitt, Wilson Lumpkin, Henry McDaniel, Richard Russell, Jr., Clifford Walker.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 330 square miles (855 km²), of which 329 square miles (853 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.26%) is water.

The land is mostly undeveloped farm land but that is quickly changing. As more people move into Walton County developers are buying up large tracts of land and increasing the number of subdivisions, forever altering the bucolic landscape.

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