Walton County was created by the Land Lottery Act of 1818 and is named after George Walton, one of the Founding Fathers of this great nation. As a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, he was one of Georgia's three signers of the Declaration of Independence; he also served Georgia as a Chief Justice, U.S. Senator, and Governor.
The well-known chairman of the Walton County Republican Party is Roy Roberts. Roy was a Republican long before the county voted reliably for GOP candidates, and the majority of the current success of Republican ideals in Walton County can be attributed to Roy and his leadership.