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

Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Monroe City Offices. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 South Broad Street, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker);
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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.
Walton County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moore’s Ford Lynching (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Poppy Lady (approx. 7.7 miles away); Moina Michael (approx. 8.4 miles away); Social Circle (approx. 9.4 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away); In Memory of Emma Sansom (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 34 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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