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Conyers in Rockdale County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rockdale County

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Rockdale County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature October 18, 1870, is named for Rockdale Church, so called for the fine underlying granite strata. Conyers, the County Site, was incorporated in 1854 and named for a prominent physician. Smyrna Camp Ground, first Presbyterian camp ground in Georgia lies in this county. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff I. W. Almand, Ordinary A. C. McCalla, Clerk of Superior Court F. J. Treadwell, Tax Receiver W. J. Green, Tax Collector F. W. Armistead, Treasurer M. F. Swan, Surveyor I. F. Albert and Coroner George Rodgers.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 122-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 18, 1862.
 
Location. 33° 40.057′ N, 84° 1.034′ W. Marker is in Conyers, Georgia, in Rockdale County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Rockdale County Marker
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Street. The marker stands at the entrance to the Rockdale County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conyers GA 30012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conyers Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherman at Conyers (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conyers Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Henry Quigg, D.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lynching in America / Mob Violence in Lithonia (approx. 6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conyers.
 
Rockdale County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Rockdale County Marker
The Rockdale County Courthouse built in 1939; the marker is to the right of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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