Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Home of John Forsyth
This house was part of the home of John Forsyth located on this property. As U.S. Minister to Spain, in 1819 Forsyth negotiated the treaty by which Florida was acquired by the United States. He was Congressman from Georgia, 1813- 1818; 1823- 1827; Governor of Georgia, 1827- 1829; U.S. Senator, 1819; 1829- 1834; Secretary of State of the United States, 1834- 1841. In 1832, he successfully led the State`s opposition to the nullification movement at the Milledgeville Convention.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 121-22.)
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 1819.
Location. 33° 28.734′ N, 82° 0.697′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Milledge Road near Cumming Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Charles Jones Jenkins, Jr., LL. D. Village of Summerville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerville Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Montrose (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Richard Henry Wilde (approx. 0.4 miles away); Augusta Arsenal (approx. half a mile away); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. half a mile away); Great Indian Trading Path (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Regarding Home of John Forsyth. His father Robert Forsyth was the first U.S. Marshal to be killed in the line of duty in 1794.
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Also see . . . John Forsyth. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry:
One of the most accomplished statesmen in Georgia's history, John Forsyth led a political career that lasted more than thirty years. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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