Introduction to Conyers, Georgia
Conyers, Georgia, in Rockdale county, is 22 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area. About 10,689 people live in Conyers.
The present day city of Conyers was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The area was first settled in by Europeans around 1820. A blacksmith named John Holcomb was the first European settler of Conyers. The city was named after Dr. John Conyers, who sold his land to the Georgia Railroad for the construction of a train depot. The railroad began operating around 1845 and Conyers was incorporated in 1854. It became the county seat in 1870.
Conyers and nearby Attractions
- Black Shoals Park
- Monastery of the Holy Ghost
- Johnson Park
- Old Jail Museum
- Lewis Vaughn Botanical Gardens
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Conyers
While staying at Conyers, golfers, horse lovers and mountain bike enthusiasts can visit the Georgia International Horse Park to spend a day. You can also spend your leisure time at the various shops and historical sites of Olde Town Conyers. The city also includes a conservation park, the Panola Mountain State Park. In addition, you can visit the Big Haynes Creek Nature Center, Randy Poynter Lake at Black Shoals Park, the Covered Wooden Bridge or South Hicks Circle Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Conyers Village Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Conyers Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Georgia Perimeter College, Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia State University.