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Historical Markers in Rockdale County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Rockdale County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Rockdale County, GA (11) DeKalb County, GA (112) Gwinnett County, GA (107) Henry County, GA (37) Newton County, GA (34) Walton County, GA (21)  RockdaleCounty(11) Rockdale County (11)  DeKalbCounty(112) DeKalb County (112)  GwinnettCounty(107) Gwinnett County (107)  HenryCounty(37) Henry County (37)  NewtonCounty(34) Newton County (34)  WaltonCounty(21) Walton County (21)
Conyers is the county seat for Rockdale County
Adjacent to Rockdale County, Georgia
      DeKalb County (112)  
      Gwinnett County (107)  
      Henry County (37)  
      Newton County (34)  
      Walton County (21)  
 
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1 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — 122-3 — “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler
Near this spot, May 9, 1865, Major General Joseph Wheeler, C.S.A., and part of his staff were captured by Federal troops who were pursuing President Jefferson Davis. Gen. Wheeler was released at Athens but, later, was again arrested and sent north . . . Map (db m19818) HM
2 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — City of ConyersHome of the Georgia International Horse Park — Site of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games —
Thanks to the vision of this community, the city of Conyers was awarded the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games equestrian events on October 21, 1991. This site, the Olde Town Conyers Pavilion, was the location for the formal contract signing on . . . Map (db m237835) HM
3 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — 122-2 — Conyers Methodist Church
Conyers Methodist Church was organized in 1852 by Rev. John L. Stewart, Rev. Joel Stansell, Rev. David T. White. The present building, fourth on the site, was dedicated in 1902 by Bishop Warren A. Candler and Rev. M. L. Troutman, pastor. This church . . . Map (db m35928) HM
4 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — L2 — Conyers StationWar Comes to Conyers — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Had you been standing near this spot at midday on Thursday, November 17, 1864, looking west along the railroad track, you would have seen Union Major General William T. Sherman ride into Conyers with Brigadier General William P. Carlin's 1st . . . Map (db m113309) HM
5 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — L5 — Hightower TrailFederal Troops March Past Philadelphia Church — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Just imagine, on Tuesday, November 15, 1864, you look west and see the smoke and red sky from the burning of Atlanta. In fear and apprehension you wonder where Union Major General William T. Sherman's army is heading next. Two days later, on . . . Map (db m113348) HM
6 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — House of Seven Gables
. . . Map (db m197678) HM
7 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — Rev. Henry Quigg, D.D.
Born Ireland 1826, Died Conyers, Georgia 1907. A.B., B.D. Erskine College, D.D. Emory University. Ordained September 26, 1856 by Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Pastor Hopewell 1856 - 1867. Joined Atlanta Presbytery, U.S. . . . Map (db m20913) HM
8 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — 122-1 — Rockdale County
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 . . . Map (db m35930) HM
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9 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — 122-4 — Sherman at Conyers
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, Morgan’s division, 14th Corps, of the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had marched from Atlanta on the 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in this immediate vicinity with headquarters in . . . Map (db m19820) HM
10 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — The Dinky
The Milstead 104 "Dinky" Steam Locomotive is a 1905 Rogers Steam Locomotive from Patterson, NJ weighing 94 tons with an overall length of 50 feet. It is one of three left in the world. Originally owned by West Point Railroad as a switch . . . Map (db m237715) HM
11 Georgia, Rockdale County, Conyers — Unity Garden at Olde TownBuilding our future through community commitment
The Unity Garden at Olde Town represents our community's commitment to a better, diverse, and united Rockdale County. The Unity Garden was envisioned, designed, and built by the Leadership Rockdale Class of 2019 as their legacy project for the . . . Map (db m238296) HM
 
 
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Apr. 15, 2024