Near Monroe in Walton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Moore’s Ford Lynching
Erected 1999 by Georgia Historical Society and the Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, Inc. (Marker Number 147-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1946.
Location. 33° 51.417′ N, 83° 36.733′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe GA 30655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (approx. 6˝ miles away); Walton County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Walton County Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Walton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); James Monroe (approx. 7.3 miles away); Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County (approx. 7.3 miles away); First Georgia Chapter Future Farmers of America (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Additional keywords. Jim Crow; terrorism; lynching
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 4,753 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.