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City of Rome

IncorporatedDecember 29, 1847
Address601 Broad Street Rome, Georgia
Rome, Georgia 30161
Phone(706) 236-4400
Fax(706) 236-4405

Rome, the county seat of Floyd County, was incorporated as a city December 29, 1847.

The origin of the city’s name is quite interesting. It has been said that five travelers met at a spring in Rome, agreeing that it would be a fine place to start a city. They would establish the city by each placing a suggestion for a city name in a hat. Colonel Daniel R. Mitchell, who stated that the landscape of the city reminded him of Rome, Italy, drew the name.