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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Meadow Garden

Home of George Walton
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Meadow Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
1. Meadow Garden Marker
Inscription.  400 feet west of here is Meadow Garden, home of George Walton, Revolutionary Patriot and soldier, Governor, Congressman, Senator, Jurist. With Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall, he signed the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, for the State of Georgia. Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1749, George Walton went to Savannah about 1769 and read law under Henry Young, Esq. Prominent in Revolutionary activities from the start at Tondee’s Tavern, July 27, 1774, he became President of the Council of Safety, delegate to Continental Congress. In 1777 he married Dorothy Camber of Chatham County. Commissioned a Colonel by Gov. Bulloch, he was wounded and captured in the siege of Savannah, 1779. Soon after his release he was elected Governor. In 1780 he built Meadow Garden, on a 200 acre tract of land on the edge Augusta. Many great men of the day visited Meadow Garden. George Washington was a guest here in 1791 and Gen. LaFayette paid his respects to the Walton family here in 1825. George Walton died at Meadow Garden, February 2, 1804 and was buried at Rosney Chapel. His body was later moved to the Signers Monument in front of the Courthouse.
Meadow Garden Marker, as seen looking north along 13th Street (US 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
2. Meadow Garden Marker, as seen looking north along 13th Street (US 1)
Meadow Garden, one of the foremost shrines of the Revolution, was purchased in 1900 by the Nat. Soc. DAR. Filled with rare colonial treasures, it is maintained by the Augusta Chapter DAR, aided by other Georgia chapters.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, the Georgia Historical Society, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
 
Location. 33° 28.408′ N, 81° 58.681′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on 13th Street (U.S. 1) near Independence Drive, on the left when traveling north. 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. George Walton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Meadow Garden (about 400 feet away); The Augusta Canal (about 500 feet away); James Ryder Randall (approx. ¼ mile away); American Gold Star Mothers Tribute
Meadow Garden Marker, seen along 13th Street (US 1), near Independence Drive image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
3. Meadow Garden Marker, seen along 13th Street (US 1), near Independence Drive
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Curtis Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodmen Of The World Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); John McClinton Tutt (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. understand the relationship,see markers shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Walton , New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. Walton was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. He served in numerous capacities for the state of Georgia after the American Revolution. (Submitted on July 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Meadow Garden, Home of George Walton - Augusta, Georgia. One of the oldest homes in Georgia, Meadow Garden was the farm residence of George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. George Washington's Southern Tour
 
Meadow Garden image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
4. Meadow Garden
Meadow Garden image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
5. Meadow Garden
Home of
George Walton
Circa 1792
The Georgia State Society
Daughters of the
American Revolution
Signers Monument ,as mentioned. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 26, 2008
6. Signers Monument ,as mentioned.
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Meadow Garden Marker, seen at the parking lot, near Walton Rehab Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2010
7. Meadow Garden Marker, seen at the parking lot, near Walton Rehab Hospital
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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