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

Walton County

 
 
Walton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
1. Walton County Marker
Inscription. This County created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 15 & 19, 1818, is named for George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Walton, born in Va. in 1749 came to Savannah when 20 to study law. Elected Secretary of the first Provincial Congress of Ga. in ‘75 he was also President of the Council of Safety. He served in the Continental Congress from Jan. ‘76 till Oct. ‘81. As a Col. of militia he was wounded and captured at the Battle of Savannah. He was Governor in ‘79 & ‘80, and again in ‘89 & ‘90; U.S. Senator in ‘95 & ‘96. He died Feb. 2, 1804.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 147-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.682′ N, 83° 42.774′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is on East Spring Street (Business U.S. 78) 0 miles east of South Broad Street (Georgia Route 11), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Walton County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe GA 30655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Monroe (about 500 feet away,
Walton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
2. Walton County Marker
The Walton County Courthouse is in the background.
measured in a direct line); Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moore’s Ford Lynching (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Poppy Lady (approx. 7.7 miles away); Moina Michael (approx. 8.5 miles away); Social Circle (approx. 9.6 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 9.6 miles away); In Memory of Emma Sansom (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
 
Walton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
3. Walton County Courthouse
The Courthouse, designed by the firm of Bruce & Morgan, was built in 1883. It was the third Courhouse in Walton County. It is built of brick masonry with limestone decoration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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