Welcome to Walker County!
Walker County, Georgia has a deep, rich history that combines human struggles combated with great strength in developing a prosperous region. Walker County was created in 1833 and named for Freeman Walker, a state senator from Augusta, GA.
Walker County was located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation and bore witness to the force removal of the Cherokees in 1838. Twenty-five years later, as the War Between the States raged, the largest conflict of the war's western theater was fought at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Established as the county seat in 1834 because of its central location and size, LaFayette was named in honor of Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution. Other major cities include Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Rossville.
Throughout its history, Walker County has had a strong history of manufacturing and a significant agricultural component. Today, 30% of the county's land area is still used for agricultural production with a combined economic impact of over $41 million.