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

Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County

 
 
Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
1. Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County Marker
Inscription.  Walton County has been the home either through birth or short residence of the following Georgia Chief Executives:

Wilson Lumpkin (1831-1835)
Alfred Holt Colquitt (1877-1882)
James S. Boynton (1883)
Henry D. McDaniel (1883-1886)
Clifford Walker (1923-1927)
Richard B. Russell, Jr. (1931-1933)

Two of these illustrious sons, Colquitt and Russell, became United States Senators. Richard B. Hubbard, born on a plantation in Walton County in 1836, later moved to Texas and became Governor of that state.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 147-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 33° 47.55′ N, 83° 42.756′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street (Georgia Route 11) and East Church Street on South Broad Street. The marker is located at the Monroe

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City Offices. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 South Broad Street, Monroe GA 30655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Pocket Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walton County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Walton County Civil War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Walton County Persian Gulf Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of All American Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Jack's Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
2. Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County Marker
Looking north on South Broad Street (Georgia Highway 11) toward US 78 Business and the Walton County Courthouse, two blocks north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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