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Near Monroe in Walton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moore’s Ford Lynching

 
 
Moore’s Ford Lynching Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
1. Moore’s Ford Lynching Marker
Inscription. 2.4 miles east, at Moore’s Ford Bridge on the Apalachee River, four African-Americans - George and Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger and Dorothy Dorsey Malcom (reportedly 7 months pregnant) - were brutally beaten and shot by an unmasked mob on the afternoon of July 25, 1946. The lynching followed an argument between Roger Malcom and a local white farmer. These unsolved murders played a crucial role in both President Truman’s commitment to civil rights legislation and the ensuing modern civil rights movement. In 1998, a biracial memorial service honoring the victims was held at Moore’s Ford Bridge.
 
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society and the Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, Inc. (Marker Number 147-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 51.417′ N, 83° 36.733′ W. Marker is near Monroe, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 78 and Locklin Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 78. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe GA 30655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moina Michael (approx. 6 miles away); The Poppy Lady
Moore’s Ford Lynching Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
2. Moore’s Ford Lynching Marker
Looking northeast; US 78 is to the left, and Locklin Road curves to the right in the foreground.
(approx. 6.5 miles away); Walton County (approx. 7.2 miles away); James Monroe (approx. 7.3 miles away); Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Statham High School (approx. 7.5 miles away); Statham House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bethlehem United Methodist Church (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
More about this marker. The bridge, site of the murders, is located on Mount Carmel Church Road at the Apalachee River at the Oconee County line. The road name changes to Moores Ford Road at the bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Updated information about the case. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsNotable Events
 
The Bridge at Moore's Ford Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
3. The Bridge at Moore's Ford
Looking east into Oconee County, where the road name changes to Moores Ford Road
The Bridge at Moore's Ford Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
4. The Bridge at Moore's Ford
Looking east into Walton County; the road, leading to the marker, is named Mount Carmel Church Road at this point.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,754 times since then and 159 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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