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

James Monroe

 
 
James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
1. James Monroe Marker
Inscription. This City of Monroe, settled in 1818 and incorporated Nov. 30, 1821, was named for James Monroe, fifth President. Born in Virginia in 1758 he fought in the Continental Army. He served in the Virginia legislature, in Congress and the Senate, and as Governor of Virginia twice. He was Minister to France, helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase and was Minister to England and Spain. He served as Secretary of State, and later of War for President Madison. He was elected President in 1816 and again in 1820 and is best known as author of the Monroe Doctrine. He died in New York in 1831.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 147-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.592′ N, 83° 42.768′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is on South Broad Street (Georgia Route 11) 0 miles south of East Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker adjoins the Monroe Art Guild, in front of the Monroe Art Garden, an outdoor exhibition of metal sculpture and painting. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 South Broad Street, Monroe GA 30655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
2. James Monroe Marker
The Monroe Art Guild building is to the rear, and a bit of the Monroe Art Garden can be seen.
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Walton County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore’s Ford Lynching (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Poppy Lady (approx. 7.7 miles away); Moina Michael (approx. 8.4 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 9.5 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 9.7 miles away); Bethlehem United Methodist Church (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
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James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
3. James Monroe Marker
THe marker standing in front of the Monroe Art Garden.
"The Reader" image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
4. "The Reader"
One of the metal sculptures in the Monroe Art Garden, directly behind the James Monroe Marker. "The Reader" is made from parts of automobile bumpers.
ET Returns Home image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
5. ET Returns Home
From the Monroe Art Garden, behind the James Monroe markers. The piece was created from "found objects," primarily metal compressed gas tanks.
 
 
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