Rockdale County - Metro Atlanta Guidebook


Rockdale County information:
Population: 70,111 (2000); 54,091 (1990)
Land area 131 square miles.
County seat: Conyers
Rockdale County official web site.
Rockdale County is a fast growing and dynamic suburban community located 24 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. It is about 130 square miles in size , the second smallest of Georgia's 159 counties and has a population estimated by the Atlanta Regional Commission at 72,900. The State of Georgia's Office of Planning and Budget projects a 2010 population of 100,243 for Rockdale. Rockdale has one municipality, the City of Conyers, which is centrally located and has a population of 7,500.

Rockdale County has the type of family-friendly community that is appealing to parents who want a safe, wholesome and progressive environment in which to raise their children. It features a County government that is committed to protecting and enhancing quality of life through long-range planning and responsible, fiscally conservative stewardship of the community,s resources.

Rockdale County also has an excellent school system, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and a number of points of interests that are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. These include Panola Mountain State Conservation Park, located on a granite mountain in south Rockdale, the Smyrna Campground, where old fashion camp meetings have been held since before the Civil War, and Black Shoals Reservoir, a County-owned 650-acres water supply and recreation lake in the northern part of the County. It also is home to the city of Conyers, Georgia International Horse Park, site of the 1996 Olympic Equestrian events.

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