Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
(1749 - 1804)
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Patriot - Soldier - Statesman - Jurist - Freemason
Born a Virginian he became a Georgian in about 1770. An early leader in the Liberty Movement in Savannah; Colonel in the Revolutionary Army; Member of the 2nd Continental Congress; Chief Justice of Georgia, 1783-1786; United States Senator, 1795 - 1796; Governor of Georgia, 1779 and 1789; State Legislator and Superior Court Judge; Trustee of the Academy of Richmond County, Augusta, and of the State University at Athens. Named in his honor are the county of Walton, and two Masonic Lodges: Walton No. 200, Jasper County, Ga., and George Walton No. 699, Augusta Ga.
This immortal Georgian and American, whose last home, "Meadow Garden," stands here, and whose honored remains are buried here in Augusta, not only shed his blood for American liberty but dedicated the rest of his life to the successful erection of civil government in his state and nation. An active and faithful member of Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F. & A.M. of Savannah,
Erected 1968 by The Educational & Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F.& A.M.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
Location. 33° 28.433′ N, 81° 58.759′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Independence Drive near 13th Street (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. Located Opposite Walton Rehab Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meadow Garden (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Meadow Garden (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Augusta Canal (about 700 feet away); James Ryder Randall (approx. Ό mile away); Curtis Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dennis Cahill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archibald Willingham Butt Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
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Also see . . . George Walton ca. 1749-1804. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry:
... In 1776 he served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, where on July 4 he signed the Declaration (along with Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall of Georgia). ... (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.