Walker County Commemorates Its 190th Anniversary


Today marks a significant milestone in the history of Walker County as it commemorates its 190th anniversary since its formation on December 18, 1833. The creation of the county, a result of Georgia Governor Wilson Lumpken signing a bill dividing Murray County, is set to be honored with a special ceremony at the Walker County Civic Center.

Community leaders from various sectors within Walker County will converge at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2023, for Walker County Heritage Day. The event promises to be a meaningful occasion, recognizing the rich heritage and growth that the county has experienced over nearly two centuries.

The Walker County Heritage Day ceremony will feature prominent figures such as Shannon Whitfield, Chairman/CEO of Walker County Government, John Culpepper, Chair of the Walker County Historic Preservation Commission, Jennifer Martin, President of the Walker County Chamber, and Joe Legge, Public Relations Director for Walker County Government.

During the ceremony, attendees will learn about the county’s history, its pivotal moments, and the individuals who have played significant roles in shaping its identity. Additionally, there will be an exciting announcement regarding a time capsule campaign, setting the stage for the county’s bicentennial celebration in a decade.

The venue for this commemorative event is the Walker County Civic Center, located at 10052 Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA. Residents, local businesses, and history enthusiasts are encouraged to join in celebrating Walker County’s past, present, and future.

As Walker County embarks on the countdown to its 200th anniversary, the Heritage Day ceremony and the unveiling of the time capsule campaign symbolize the community’s commitment to preserving its unique history for generations to come. The event promises to be a poignant reminder of the enduring spirit that has defined Walker County for nearly two centuries.