Rockdale County

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Rockdale County is named for the Rockdale Church, which was named for the large amount of exposed and sub-surface granite and related rock found in the   area.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Gwinnett County and Walton County

E – Newton County

S – Henry County

W – DeKalb County


Created:  October 18, 1870                    Map of Georgia highlighting Rockdale County

County Seat: 

Conyers  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Conyers 


Location:  922 Court Street / North Main Street

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John H Cunningham & Associates

Contractor:  CCC Builders, Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The center sections on the east and west sides project slightly from the main rectangular building. On each side are porticos with four columns rising to a pediment at the third story. A cornice runs below the roof line and there are narrow horizontal bands between the floors. The roof line is flat. The building is connected on the south side to the old courthouse.


Old County Courthouse – Conyers




Location:  NW - North Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  William J J Chase

Contractor:  Donald McIver Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a framed central entrance. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola. The sloped roof is green color. Additions have been added on the east and west sides. The building is connected to the new courthouse on the north side. On the west side is a one story building forming part of the courthouse complex. The building was renovated in 1993. The architect was Homer Lewis & Associates Inc. On the west end is another one story red colored brick building constructed in 1937 as a Post Office. The architects were Louis A Simon and Neal A Melick.


See:  The 4th Judicial District includes DeKalb County.


History:  The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built by the three commissioners in Conyers in 1871 to 1872. The second courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1939 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1973 to 1974.




County Courthouse – Conyers













Old County Courthouse – Conyers










Old County Courthouse Annex – Conyers







Photos taken 2013