Walker County

In Joe Stock Park, Lafayette, GA


Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in July 2010




Created December 18, 1833, and named for Major Freeman Walker of Augusta, prominent attorney and United States Senator. Here the fierce Chickamaugas preyed upon pioneers, and were in turn defeated and driven away; here Federals and Confederates locked in combat in 1863. Lookout Mountain and its spur Pigeon Mountain on the West, Taylor´s and Dick´s Ridges on the east of the county provide spectacular scenery. Rich coal and iron deposits abound; between the mountains lie fertile valleys.

GHM 146-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1953

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Changed name
  • July 26, 2010: Added by Eddie Douthitt

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