Walton County’s 200-Year History buried for next 99 plus Years

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If you stop by Walton County’s Historic Courthouse, you will see a stone that marks the spot where a time capsule was buried on June 1, 2019, to be opened at the County’s 300-year anniversary. It was scheduled to be buried at the official Bicentennial Celebrations on Dec. 15, 2018, but the weather did not co-operate. It will, however, be retrieved on the 300-year- anniversary, Dec. 15, 2118.

Stone on the property of Walton County Historic Courthouse covering Time Capsule with items chronicling first 200 years of Walton County, Ga. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

Buried in the time capsule are items that commemorate the first 200 years of the County’s History as well as magazines and newspapers that commemorate the Bicentennial celebrations and the date the time capsule was buried. It also contains items of interest, technology (with the necessary chargers) and DVDs with information relevant to Walton County up until Dec. 15, 2018. Click or tap on this link for the Walton County government page and scroll through for a video of all the items included.

A Time Capsule chronicling the first 200 Years of life in Walton County was buried on the Walton County Courthouse on June 1, 2019, for retrieval on Dec. 15, 2118. Photo credit Sharon Swanepoel

A tree also was planted at the back of the Historic Courthouse in honor of the County’s Bicentennial Celebrations. County and City officials were on hand for both ceremonies on June 1. It is unlikely that anybody who was there will be available for the unveiling, but it is nice to know that the descendants of some who were will be able to find out just how life was in Walton County in 2018 and in the first 200 years of its existence.

A tree was plant on the grounds of the Historic Walton County Courthouse in honor of the first 200 Years of life in Walton County Photo credit Sharon Swanepoel

Click or tap on this link to read about all the events during 2018 that celebrated the County’s Bicentennial year, including Walton Living’s Bicentennial issue giving some of the history that made its mark on Walton County during its formative years.

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